On June 22, 2020 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNP and Kanika Ghosh of Coquitlam, to remediate practice issues related to her failure to ensure that vulnerable female residents of a care facility were protected from ongoing and escalating sexual assaults by a male resident. The Registrant advised her Director and a physician of three January 2018 sexual assaults against a female resident when she became aware of them, asking if pharmacotherapy and geropsychiatric referral were warranted. She took no other action to monitor the male resident nor to plan for or prioritize the safety of the female residents. Three further sexual assaults occurred.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to a public reprimand for failing to protect vulnerable clients under her care. She will also complete remedial education in patient safety and advocacy, elder abuse, ethics, and critical thinking, and sessions with a BCCNP Practice Consultant to review her learning and ensure that her future conduct is safe and ethical.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.