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After we shared this case study in our September 2017 newsletter, we heard from a number of people who wondered: What happened to Kelsey? Here’s the answer.

While on leave, Kelsey was diagnosed with substance use disorder by a doctor. Her recovery plan included treatment, connecting with a recovery community, and enrolling in a medical monitoring program.

After treatment, Kelsey’s doctor finds that Kelsey is in early recovery. She thinks Kelsey is fit to return to work with medical monitoring and supports in the workplace. She also recommends temporary restrictions on narcotics access. Kelsey’s employer works with Kelsey to accommodate her doctor’s recommendations.

After receiving the complaint, BCCNM investigated and collected evidence of the impact of Kelsey's behaviour on her nursing practice and public safety.

Kelsey and BCCNM reached a consent agreement, in which Kelsey accepted the findings of the investigation. To protect the public, the agreement set limits and conditions on Kelsey’s registration that reflect the workplace restrictions.

With a BCCNM consent agreement in place, Kelsey began working with her advocate and employer to return to practice.

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