Under Section 39.1 of the Health Professions Act, the Discipline Committee determined on Jan. 11, 2018 that it is necessary to impose safeguards on Ms. Elizabeth Kipperberg’s practice to ensure public protection in British Columbia. The Discipline Committee makes the following orders:
Effective immediately, the Registrant is restricted to practicing as a registered nurse only in a setting that is pre-approved in writing by the Registrar of CRNBC, such as a doctor’s office or medical clinic where RN duties are limited to basic nursing care and she will not have responsibility for caring for complex or acutely ill patients;
Prior to commencing employment as a registered nurse, the Registrant must: (i) first provide a copy of these Reasons for Decision and Order to her prospective employer(s); and (ii) provide CRNBC with a letter from her prospective employer(s) confirming that each employer has read the Reasons for Decision and Order;
The Registrant must submit annual performance evaluations from her employer(s), satisfactory to the Registrar of CRNBC, for a period of five (5) years from the date of this Order;
The Registrant must undertake such further remedial action on the terms directed by the Discipline Committee in the event that the performance evaluation(s) are not satisfactory to CRNBC; and
The Registrant must meet as directed by a CRNBC Professional Practice Consultant to discuss her standards of practice and ethical obligations prior to commencing employment as a registered nurse in British Columbia.