On May 10, 2022, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Lorraine Knappett, RN of Pitt Meadows, B.C., to address practice issues that occurred on or around May to August 2021 related to not following proper policy and procedure related to her withdrawal, handling, administration, and documentation of several benzodiazepine and sedative/hypnotic medications.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, including:
A suspension of their nursing registration for 2 weeks;
A limit prohibiting them from working over and above their defined shift schedule for 3 months, a restriction from mentoring staff, and a monthly medication audit for 6 months;
Remedial education in medication administration and ethics;
A pharmacological review of certain benzodiazepines and sedative/hypnotic medications; and
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.