On December 23, 2020, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Courtney McChesney of Vernon BC, to remediate practice issues that occurred between November 2019 and April 2020 related to unsatisfactory medication administration and documentation. Specifically, on multiple occasions, the Registrant, did not document the administration of “as needed" or “PRN" narcotic medications, and did not document any assessment of the residents' need for, or response to, the medications she purportedly administered.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to a one-month suspension of her nursing registration as well as limits and conditions on practice, and further remedial terms. After the term of the suspension is one month, the Registrant will be subject to a limit which will prevent her from administering narcotics or sedatives without the direct supervision of another regulated nurse for a period of six months; a limit which will prevent her from providing regulatory supervision of students or orientation for new staff for a period of six months; and a limit which will prevent her from being the sole nurse on duty for a period of six months. She will also undergo a three month period of enhanced orientation and mentorship. Remedial terms include coursework related to documentation, medication administration, professionalism, and ethics.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.