On February 3, 2022, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Order between BCCNM and Lynda Featherling, of Cranbrook, BC, to address practice issues that occurred during January to April 2020 while Ms. Featherling was working as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse at the Kootenay Street Village in the long-term residential care facility.
The impugned conduct involves two incidents where Ms. Featherling shouted at and roughly handled a resident contrary to their behavioural management plan and shouted at another resident who had a fall and was being assisted back to bed. Ms. Featherling's nursing practice gave rise to competence concerns with regard to documentation, medication administration, professional responsibility and accountability, knowledge-based practice, client-focused provision of service, and ethical practice.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to the cancellation of her nursing registration and has agreed not to reapply for registration as a registered psychiatric nurse for a minimum of five years.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.