On August 12, 2021 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and MacLean Myers of Nelson, B.C., to address practice issues that occurred in January 2021 related to the Registrant experiencing a needlestick injury and handing that contaminated needle back to the surgical team who used it on a a patient. The Registrant did not acknowledge the needlestick injury until after the needle had been used by the clinical team.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, including:
A two-day suspension.
A limit that the Registrant remain with not more than two employers for six months. An additional limit that the Registrant does not work in any acute care clinical setting for twelve months.
Remedial education covering topics of team-based communication.
Developing a learning plan which will be shared with their employer and with BCCNM.
A regulatory practice consulting program to address the foundational issues underpinning this Agreement.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.