On June 21, 2022, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Barbara Liesch of Vernon to address practice issues that occurred from March to June 2021 in a First Nations community. The Registrant made two discriminatory and derogatory comments in the workplace, one about a BIPOC coworker's hair and one about sterilization of First Nations women. She was asked to complete six remedial courses but more than seven weeks later, had not yet begun the coursework.
The Registrant voluntarily agreed to a five-week suspension for her discriminatory and derogatory comments, a six-month limit prohibiting her from being in a supervisory position, and a four-month workplace mentorship focused on communication, remedial education on anti-racism, and sensitivity training.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.