On October 7, 2021, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and the Registrant wherein the Registrant agreed to conditions and/or limits on their nursing practice to ensure their fitness to practice.
The terms of the Consent Agreement includes, but is not limited to:
Within two weeks of any reinstatement to practising registration, a suspension of their registration for 6 months for falsifying clinical records over at least an eleven-month period to disguise narcotic misappropriation, and for diverting narcotic medications from patients to use that narcotic for themselves.
Upon any reinstatement of practising registration and prior to their return to work, provision of an updated Independent Medical Re-Evaluation (IMRE) which clearly indicates fitness to return to practice, and any recommendations, prior to any reinstatement of registration.
Prior to any return to nursing practice, the Registrant will successfully complete remedial education related to documentation, professional accountability and ethics.
The following limits on their practice upon any return to work:
No additional shifts (including overtime) other than the defined position hours (i.e., full-time or part-time) for 12 months (or equivalent of 1800 practice hours). If returning to a casual position, not to work more than the equivalent of full-time hours.
No night shifts for 6 months (or equivalent of 900 practice hours).
Not to work in a supervisory capacity (including charge nurse role, etc.) for 12 months (or equivalent of 1800 practice hours).
Not to provide regulatory supervision to nursing students or orientation to new staff for 12 months (or equivalent of 1800 practice hours).
Not to be the sole RN on duty on that unit (or other place of employment) for 12 months (or equivalent of 1800 practice hours).
Regular reports from treating physicians regarding compliance with treatment recommendations; and
Disclosure of treatment recommendations to relevant employer representative(s).
The reasons for the Inquiry Committee decision are as follows:
The Registrant provided an independent medical assessment documenting health concerns to BCCNM which could impact the ability to provide safe patient care; and
The independent medical assessment provided identified that the Registrant is not fit to practice nursing at this time.
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.