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Candalla, Lojee, LPN

Consent agreement

Mar 3, 2021

​On March 3, 2021,  a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Lojee Candalla, LPN of Surrey, BC, to remediate practice issues that occurred in October 2020 related to using an open-handed slap on the thigh of an elderly dementia patient and being dishonest with the Employer related to the matter.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to limits and conditions on his nursing practice including: A condition to not return to nursing practice until successful completion of remedial education related to caring for patients with dementia, anger management and cultural sensitivity training, a six-month prohibition from working in a supervisory position or being the sole nurse on duty, to and undergo a Regulatory Practice Consultation.

Additionally, the Registrant consented to a 4-month suspension resulting from his conduct of slapping a patient on his thigh, displaying hand gestures of punching the patient near his face and denial of the matter to his Employer; and an additional 5 day suspension resulting from his comments to his Employer related to providing nursing care from a place of stereotype and/or prejudice (in attributing certain attitudes and behaviors to a patient according to their ethnic background) which is contrary to the duty to provide safe, competent and ethical care.

The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.