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Discipline and public notices


​​​​​The majority of complaints are resolved through a consensual resolution process. The process results in a formal, legal agreement between a registrant and BCCNM (approved by the Inquiry Committee). Each agreement outlines the action that the registrant has agreed to take to address the issue or issues identified during the investigation process.​​

*Please note: In the table below, "registrant type" does not confirm current status. Rather, it reflects the registrant's status at the time the notice was posted. For current registrant status, please visit https://registry.bccnm.ca/ to search for a nurse and https://registry.cmbc.bc.ca/​ to search for a midwife. There you can search the registrant by name and verify current licensure status.

 BCCNM notices

Name Registrant Type Notice Type Date
Sidhu, Amandeep LPN Inquiry Committee order Mar 2, 2021
Szalontai, Scarlett RN Consent agreement Feb 22, 2021
Yaremco, Sheryl RN Consent agreement Feb 19, 2021
Godwill Amin, Atabongafac LPN Consent agreement Feb 12, 2021
Name withheld RN Consent agreement Feb 9, 2021
Lipsack, Brian LPN Consent agreement Feb 8, 2021
Name withheld RN Consent agreement Feb 5, 2021
Fronek, Anna RN Consent agreement Feb 4, 2021
Sandhu, Harjit RN Consent agreement Feb 4, 2021
Johnson, Kelvin RPN Consent agreement Jan 28, 2021
Humberstone, Rebecca RN Consent agreement Jan 27, 2021
Valks, Danielle aka Danielle Elizabeth n/a Public advisory Jan 26, 2021
Malloch, Susan RN Consent agreement Jan 12, 2021
Duncan, Melvin LPN Consent agreement Jan 12, 2021
Akal, Charles LPN Consent agreement Jan 11, 2021
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​​​​When a registrant goes through the formal c​om​​plaint proces​​s, t​​​​​he complaint is resolved in one of two ways.

  1. Consensual complaint resolution: consent agreements
    The majority of complaints are resolved through a consensual complaint ​​resolution process. The process results in a formal, legal agreement between a registrant and BCCNM (approved by the Inquiry Committee). Each agreement outlines the action that the registrant has agreed to take to address the issue or issues identified during the investigation process. 

  2. Investigation, inquiry and discipline hearings
    When a solution cannot be negotiated using the CCR process, BCCNM’s Discipline Committee holds a formal hearing. Hearings are open to the public. Testimony is given u​​nder oath. The Discipline Committee decides if the allegations are substantiated and whether any disciplinary action is appropriate. Disciplinary action may involve a reprimand, conditions on registration, suspension or termination of registration. A nurse or midwife who is dissatisfied with the decision of the panel can appeal the decision.​

BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices. These notices include the criminal record review non-compliance; consent agreements; Discipl​ine Committee notices; Inquiry Committee notices and  Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. ​​​​