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Ballesteros, Samantha Joyce, Former LPN

Consent agreement

May 29, 2023

On May 29, 2023, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Samantha Joyce Ballesteros of Burnaby to address practice issues that occurred in June 2022 related to using a personal mobile device to take images of four pages of a document containing confidential information of 114 residents of a long-term care facility. The registrant had no work-related purpose for obtaining the information. Further, the registrant breached an undertaking and failed to cooperate with the regulator during the investigation.

​​The registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, including:

  1. A suspension of their nursing registration for three weeks.
  2. A public reprimand.
  3. Remedial education in Ethics, Privacy, Responsibility, and Accountability.
  4. ​A regulatory practice consulting program to address the foundational issues underpinning this agreement.

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