On September 15, 2022, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Carole Garfield of West Kelowna, to address practice issues that occurred in September 2021 related to contacting a vulnerable client, while off duty, using her personal cell phone and email, to provide anti COVID vaccine information and to recommend alternative pseudo-science modalities.
The Former Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, including:
A suspension of their nursing registration for a period of four weeks.
A public reprimand.
A limit prohibiting them from being the sole RN on duty for a period of six months.
Remedial education in ethics, boundaries, documentation, privacy & confidentiality, and the professional nursing standards.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.