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Barnes, Laura, LPN

Consent agreement

Jun 16, 2022

On June 16, 2022, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Laura Barnes of Victoria to address practice issues that occurred between March 21 and May 1, 2021. On March 21, 2021, the Registrant removed controlled substances from a client's home without an order. The Registrant did not document the removal or transfer of the medications and did not follow the employer's policy and procedure for the disposal of controlled substances. On May 1, 2021, while under the Registrant's supervision, a Community Health Worker reported to the Registrant that a client had fallen and was injured. The Registrant did not ensure the SAIL Fall Report was generated and did not report the fall and injuries to the client's Case Worker or healthcare team.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and condition on their practice, including:

  1. A public reprimand;

  2. No autonomous practice and direct supervision of their nursing practice for 3 months;

  3. Remedial education in documentation, communication, and critical thinking skills;

  4. Developing a learning plan, which will be shared with their Supervisor and with BCCNM;

  5. Agree to self-regulate to ensure fitness to practice.

The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.