Sept. 4, 2018 — The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC) joined together to become BCCNP. Many of the following notices refer to decisions made by each respective college prior to Sept. 4, 2018.
The following notices pertain to BCCNP's (formerly the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia or CRNBC) Inquiry Committee decisions.
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June 25, 2020
On June 19 2020, BCCNP suspended the registration of Kenneth Chan, Licensed Practical Nurse, pursuant to Section 35(1) of the Health Professions Act, to protect the public during the course of an investigation into serious allegations that Mr. Chan failed to properly don and doff PPE on a number of occasions in March and on one occasion in April 2020 when coming into contact with COVID-19 residents, and failed to co-operate with BCCNP. Upon learning of the alleged incidents, Mr. Chan's employer removed him from the workplace.
Link to the Inquiry Committee order
Feb. 26, 2020
On February 26, 2020, BCCNP suspended the registration of Jason Supnet, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, pursuant to Section 35(1) of the Health Professions Act, during the course of an investigation into serious allegations regarding Mr. Supnet's competence to practise as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
Link to the Inquiry Committee order
Nov. 1, 2019
On November 1, 2019, BCCNP suspended the registration of Janeen Chase, Licensed Practical Nurse, pursuant to Section 35(1) of the Health Professions Act, during the course of an investigation into serious allegations regarding Ms. Chase's competence and fitness to practise as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Link to the interim order
Aug. 21, 2019
On August 19, 2019, LPN registrant Colin Hall of Port Alberni, BC voluntarily agreed to convert his licence to non-practising, pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged conduct which has resulted in several pending criminal charges, including seven counts of sexual assault. Mr. Hall is not authorized to practise as an LPN in BC at this time.
Link to the interim voluntary undertaking
Jan. 8, 2019
It has come to CRNBC’s attention that a former registrant, Lisa Broughton of Kelowna, BC, is holding herself out as a registered nurse as part of her footcare business. This notice is to advise the public that Lisa Broughton is not a current registrant of BCCNP and she is not authorized to practise as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse in British Columbia.
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May 23, 2018
The CRNBC Inquiry Committee on May 17, 2018, made an order to suspend Euphemia Guttin's certificate of registration pending the outcome of the CRNBC’s investigation into a complaint made regarding Ms. Guttin's nursing practice. This suspension is pursuant to section 35(1)(b) of the Health Professions Act.Read the Inquiry Committee order
May 23, 2018
The CRNBC Inquiry Committee on May 17, 2018, made an order to suspend Victoria Weber's certificate of registration pending the outcome of the CRNBC’s investigation into a complaint made regarding Ms. Weber's nursing practice. This suspension is pursuant to section 35(1)(b) of the Health Professions Act.Read the Inquiry Committee order
CRNBC on March 27, 2018, cancelled the registration of Gary Dromarsky of Victoria, B.C. Investigation determined that Mr. Dromarsky sexually assaulted a client in September 2017 then breached limits placed on his practice to protect the public.
On Sept. 22 and 26, 2017, CRNBC received complaints about an incident involving Mr. Dromarsky, a home and community nurse with Island Health (VIHA) who also maintained a private foot care practice. The first complaint was from a member of the public who privately contracted with Mr. Dromarsky to provide foot care to his 73-year-old sister in her home. The second complaint was from Mr. Dromarsky's manager, who had received a complaint about Mr. Dromarsky's behaviour from that same member of the public.
CRNBC asked Mr. Dromarsky to sign an undertaking to protect the public; he voluntarily signed the agreement and was immediately subject to terms limiting his practice. Notice of the limits was posted on Oct. 12, 2017. The Inquiry Committee also began an investigation into the allegations.
On Dec. 20, 2017, the College received information that Mr. Dromarsky was in violation of his agreement with CRNBC. On Dec. 21, 2017, Mr. Dromarsky's registration was converted to non-practising, effectively barring him from working as a registered nurse.
A panel of the Inquiry Committee determined on Dec. 7, 2017, that Mr. Dromarsky's conduct fell at the most serious end of the spectrum of misconduct, with regard to both professional and sexual misconduct, and directed legal research to support a decision to cancel registration. The Inquiry Committee on Feb. 20, 2018, reconfirmed its Dec. 7, 2017, decision that Mr. Dromarsky's conduct was unsatisfactory, constituting sexual misconduct. The Committee was further of the view that Mr. Dromarsky breached the terms of his interim Undertaking and misrepresented the facts of the breach to the regulator, constituting professional misconduct.
On March 27, 2018, the Inquiry Committee issued its decision. Mr. Dromarsky's registration is cancelled and he is barred from reapplying for registration for at least five years. If reinstatement is sought in the future, this matter would be considered by the Registration Committee in relation to whether the requirement for good character was met.
CRNBC reminds nurses and the public that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable. Upon receipt of the allegations, CRNBC immediately took steps to limit Mr. Dromarsky's practice, and to protect and notify the public during the investigation. Due to the public notice, Mr. Dromarsky's breach of the limits was discovered and his registration status was made non-practising. Upon conclusion of the sexual misconduct and breach investigations, CRNBC took the strongest possible action: cancellation of registration.
CRNBC has taken the additional and extraordinary step of reaching out to the media to ensure the public is informed that Mr. Dromarsky is not legally permitted to practise as a registered nurse in British Columbia, and that anyone considering hiring Mr. Dromarsky for private foot care services should exercise great caution. The College has also liaised with our partners at Island Health, the Victoria Police Department, and the Ministry of Health to ensure Mr. Dromarsky's conduct is public knowledge. Notification will also be placed in our Nursing Matters newsletter, sent to all nurses in B.C., as well as Regulation Matters newsletter, sent to employers.
CRNBC is satisfied that the actions taken will protect the public.
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Jan. 25, 2017
CRNBC suspended the registration of Jonathan Brereton, Reg. No. 0936298, pursuant to Section 35(1) of the Health Professions Act. Mr. Brereton has a health condition that renders him unfit to practice.