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Van Tongeren, Shannon, RPN

Consent agreement

Jul 11, 2022

​​​On July 11, 2022, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Shannon Van Tongeren of Chilliwack, B.C., to address egregious breaches of BCCNM professional and practice standards that occurred between August and September 2021 while Ms. Van Tongeren was in a professional and therapeutic nurse-client relationship with a vulnerable adult. Ms. Van Tongeren engaged in a romantic and physical relationship with the vulnerable client; breached privacy standards by accessing the client's medical health records; and acted in an unethical manner by continuing to contact the client after being directed to have no further contact with them. 

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to a cancellation of her registration and a prohibition on reapplying for registration with BCCNM for a minimum of ten years. 

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