A panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement to address the Registrant's pattern of clinical practice and decision-making deficits in a Community Health Nurse role from January to June 2019. Health information with a causal relationship to the practise deficits was provided to BCCNM.
With regard to health challenges, the Registrant has agreed to undertakings involving limits and conditions on registration including converting to Non-Practising registration pending the result of a coordinated evaluation and assessment that delineates if and when the Registrant is fit to return to work and provides return to work recommendations. Following a possible return to Nursing, the Registrant agrees to adhere to return to work recommendations, and any requested on-going medical assessments and follow-up. She will be limited from working in independent nursing roles where a regulated nurse is not on-site and or readily available for support as required for a minimum of 18 months, and must be supervised for the initial 12 months.
With regard to conduct and competency concerns, the Registrant has agreed to undertake not to repeat the conduct of documenting information in client records that is false or inaccurate, a caution related to failing to be honest and fulsome when conveying information to her Health Director (Employer) regarding agreed upon Regulatory disclosure matters, complete education related to documentation, and undergo a BCCNM Regulatory Practice Consultation.
The Agreement will remain in place for a minimum of 24 months of nursing practice following a return to practise.
The name of the Registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3 (4) (a) of the
Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the Registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.