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Unauthorized practice notices

Unregistered practitioners 

In B.C., nurses and midwives must hold current practising registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Only current practising r​​​egistrants may use the title of nurse or midwife and practice that profession.

From time to time, BCCNM receives reports of individuals who may b​e engaging in unauthorized practice by providing nursing or midwifery services or using the titles without authorization to do so. As unauthorized practice can lead to public safety risks, BCCNM actively investigates and pursues individuals who engage in unauthorized practice.   

Emplo​​yers can use the search for a nurse tool to verify the registration status of every nurse they employ directly or through an agency.

Expec​​tant parents are strongly encouraged to use the search for a midwife tool to verify that their chosen provider is registered with BCCNM.

Yo​​u can also contact BCCNM if you have questions about an individual's registration status.​​​

Reporting unregistered practice​​

We en​​courage individuals aware of unauthorized practitioners to report them to BCCNM. We are in a position to take action against such individuals, including taking legal action. Should you wish to make a report, please email

The following names represent only those individuals who have come to the attention of BCCNM. Contact us if you are aware of any of these individuals actively seeking employment or workin​​g in the nursing or midwifery profession.  ​

​Public advisories relating to midwifery

PUBLIC ADVISORY: Unauthorized practice of midwifery

Type of Notice​​
Nabuurs, Erika
Feb. 22, 2024
Public advisory

​​​​Lemay, Gloria

​​Lemay, Gloria

​Jan. 31, 2024

Oct. 9, 2016​​​

​​Public advisory​

​​Public advisory
Crawley, Lucy Hope​
Jan. 15, 2024
Public advisory
Meckes, Annick
Dec. 11, 2023
Public advisory
Soule, Jacqueline
​Dec. 11, 2023
Public advisory
Lim Hing, Janice
Dec. 11, 2023
Public advisory
Desjarlais, Madison
​Dec. 11, 2023
Public advisory
Dawn, Karma
Oct. 16, 2023
Public advisory
Unauthorized practice of midwifery

Nov. 6, 2023
Public advisory
MaryMoon, Pashta
Oct. 9, 2016 Public advisory


​Public advisories relating to nursing

Type of Notice​​
Charrybelle Talaue
Oct. 12, 2023
​​Public advisory
Smith, Melanie
June 30, 2021 ​Publ​ic ​​advisory
Valks, Danielle aka Danielle Elizabeth
​Jan. 26, 2021​
​Public advisory
Green, Stephany
Feb. 24, 2020
Public advisory
Howard, Heather
​Aug. 27, 2019
Public advisory

Broughton, Li​​sa

Broughton, Lisa

Jun​e 28, 2​​019

Jan. ​8, 2019

​No​tice of injuncti​on

​Publ​ic ​​advisory​
Zarazun, Madison
June 19, 2019
Public advisory
Chernenkoff, Susan
March 22, 2019
Public advisory
Hayes, Tara
Nov. 27, 2018
​​Public advisory


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