On September 27, 2021, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and the Registrant wherein the Registrant agreed to an six-week suspension, and conditions and/or limits on their nursing practice. The concerns giving rise to the complaint involved the Registrant diverting a significant amount of narcotics from the employer for self use over a prolonged period of time. An admission to a substance use disorder was subsequently made and the Registrant was cooperative with prolonged treatment but failed to raise their substance use disorder in the course of return-to-work planning. A subsequent independent medical assessment identified the Registrant is fit to practice nursing in accordance with certain treatment and monitoring recommendations. In addition to the suspension, the terms of the Consent Agreement include, but are not limited to:
The Agreement will remain in place for a minimum of four years of continuous nursing practice.
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.