On April 5, 2023, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Gurpreet Sandhu of New Westminster, to address practice issues that occurred in March 2022, related to them contacting the parents of a former patient by way of a telephone number listed in a newspaper article, agreeing to meet them to discuss the former patient, and breaching the privacy of patients on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit by meeting with the parents in a common area of the unit.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, including:
a. A suspension of their nursing registration for two days.
b. A public reprimand.
c. Remedial education in Ethics, Privacy and Boundaries.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.