On December 29, 2021, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Rechelle Guarin of Vancouver, BC, to address conduct issues that occurred from October 2019 to March 2021 related to their breaching of multiple conditions, terms, and limits of their Consent Agreement dated August 9, 2019. These breaches are as follows:
Returning to nursing practice with two different nurse employers without completing the mandated education of a re-entry to practice program in breach of their Consent Agreement.
Engaging in unsupervised practice with two different nurse employers in contravention of the agreed limit of their Consent Agreement.
Working as the sole registered nurse, working as the nurse in charge, and working night shifts at one nurse employer in contravention of the agreed limits of their Consent Agreement.
Failure to complete and follow a learning plan with any nurse employer in accordance with the term of their Consent Agreement.
Failure to complete other remedial activities, including completing a short course on ethics and completing a practice consultation within the time required by the terms of the Consent Agreement.
Failure to disclose as required by the terms of their Consent Agreement to both of the nurse employers that they worked at.
By breaching these significant conditions, limits, and terms on practice, the Registrant may have put the patients they were caring for at risk. The Inquiry Committee noted that these multiple breaches would also suggest that this Registrant may be ungovernable.
As such, the Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a public reprimand and cancellation of their registration and a prohibition on reapplying for registration for a period of 2 years. Upon any application to reinstate, the Registrant will be required to demonstrate to the Registration Committee that they meet the competence, good character, and fitness requirements to be reinstated.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.