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Public notices — RN & NP


The majority of complaints are resolved through a consensual resolution process. The process results in a formal, legal agreement between a registrant and BCCNP (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 that "CRNBC" refers to the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. CRNBC on Sept. 4, 2018, joined B.C.'s two other nursing regulators to form the BC College of Registered Nursing Professionals.​

For RN and NP notices after Aug. 9, please visit  Consent agreements and all professional conduct notices.

 Recent notices

Pamela Huggan — Aug. 9, 2018

On August 9, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Pamela Huggan of Richmond, to remediate various practice issues raised between 2013 and 2016.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a condition and/or limit on practice, including to: limit her nursing practice to her private foot care practice. The Registrant has agreed to further limits should she expand the scope of nursing practice in the future.

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

Terry Thomson — Aug. 7, 2018

On August 7, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Terry Thomson of West Kelowna, British Columbia, to remediate practice issues related to the following conduct:

In August 2015, the Registrant, while working in the psychiatric ICU, engaged an acutely psychotic patient in an inappropriate verbal exchange which the patient found antagonistic. The agitated patient invited the Registrant to step outside the secure nursing station. The Registrant did so. In doing so, he left the door to the nursing station open, leaving his colleagues inside vulnerable. The patient became physically aggressive. He and the Registrant engaged in a physical struggle, culminating in the Registrant using force to contain the patient in his room for the safety of all involved. Other staff called a Code White. The Registrant’s account of the event to the Code White team, supervisors, and in later charting failed to include his role in engaging the patient in an inappropriate conversation and then stepping out of the locked nursing station to confront the patient.

To remediate his practice, the Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a four-month suspension of practice followed by a (minimum) four-month limit on practice, specifically a prohibition of employment on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Further terms include remedial education, a series of CRNBC regulatory nursing practice consultation sessions and counseling. The term of the suspension may be reduced from four to two months should the Registrant complete certain remediation terms in a timely manner.

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

Amanda Penner — Aug. 2, 2018

On Aug. 2, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Amanda Penner of Falkland, British Columbia to address conduct concerns related to the breach of privacy and disclosure of confidential information of a patient who was a minor. This is contrary to CRNBC standards, privacy law, and Interior Health Authority policy. The Registrant’s employment was terminated on this basis, but reinstated 8 months later.

The Inquiry Committee was initially of the view that a 2 month suspension was appropriate due to the significance of a privacy breach both in terms of patient impact and trust in the nursing profession. In addition to any direct harm, privacy breaches of sensitive health information may dissuade patients from seeking medical care in the future. However, the Inquiry Committee also considered that the Registrant was terminated from her employment and was rehired 8 months later, she was remorseful, and she completed remedial education related to Ethics & Professionalism in Nursing and Patient Privacy on a voluntarily basis during the course of the investigation. Therefore, the Inquiry Committee was of the view that a 30 day suspension was appropriate and served the purpose of adequate specific deterrence from repeat conduct on behalf of the Registrant and general deterrence to the nursing profession at large.

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

June Michell — July 20, 2018

On July 20, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and June Michell of Smithers, to remediate practice issues occurring between September 2014 and June 2017, in home and community care in a First Nations community. The Registrant failed to ensure she left handover information for an oncoming replacement nurse when she went off on planned medical leave. She had gross gaps in documentation: an audit of 10 charts showed that no charts had an up-to-date care plan and 9 had no narrative charting for several months and up to three years. Six charts of clients with hypertension, active infections or diabetes had no recent vital sign or glucometer measurements, including one client whose BP was 240/100 in January 2018 with no follow up BPs in the chart for the next six months. Several charts had incorrect birthdates and/or non-chronologic charting. The Registrant failed to adequately supervise and/or oversee wound care delegated to non-regulated caregivers and did not document what she described as more than one thousand dressing changes. In one instance, the Registrant discontinued care to an elder due to his lifestyle, citing staff safety concerns that were not documented on incident reports nor corroborated by caregivers.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a suspension, conditions, and limits on practice. Specifically, after a six-month suspension during which the Registrant must complete ethics and indigenous cultural care education and sessions with a CRNBC practice consultant, the Registrant is prohibited from working as the sole RN on duty, in an in-charge capacity, or in a position where delegation to unregulated caregivers occurs for a minimum of six months. A minimum four-month period of supervision in the workplace, including charting audits, will also occur post-suspension.

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

Nicolette Rivera — July 2, 2018

On July 2, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Nicolette Rivera of Surrey, to remediate practice concerns occurring in September 2016 and from July to October 2017, while the Registrant was working in a neonatal intensive care unit. Specifically, the Registrant did not adequately and safely recognize, document, or respond to clinical deteriorations in the workplace or during simulated emergencies. In one instance, the Registrant’s failure to notify a nursing supervisor or physician that her patient had been increasingly unstable resulted in significant negative patient impact. The Registrant also required support for some fluid and medication calculations, stated she had completed remedial education when she had not, and came to work when not medically cleared.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to limits on practice, including a minimum three year restriction from working in a Level 2 or 3 nursery, a six month period of supervision in the workplace, and limits to work day shifts only and have IV medications double-checked and cosigned. Additional terms include a reprimand, remedial education on documentation, and development and implementation of a learning plan.

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


Charlotte D'Arcy — May 9, 2018

On May 9, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Charlotte D’Arcy of Campbell River, to remediate practice issues related to her conduct and competence. Between June 2016 and February 2017 the Registrant was the subject of at least sixteen complaints from coworkers, patients and families; the complaints characterized the Registrant’s interactions and communication as aggressive and dismissive. The Registrant also erred in connecting (an incorrect) solution to an epidural catheter without double-checking it, giving blood without consent, making narcotic administration errors on five occasions and failing to: recognize a deteriorating patient, document initiation of a Heparin infusion, conduct and/or document physical assessments on at least ten occasions.

The Registrant agreed to complete sensitivity training and a documentation course, and to accept a Reprimand for and not to repeat her problematic conduct or practice errors.

The Registrant also voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to limits on practice, including a one year (or equivalent) prohibition from being in charge or working with students and a six month (or equivalent) requirement to work only day shifts. During the period limiting practice to daytime hours, the Registrant will be supervised by another nurse and must declare each shift that her practice in relation to communication, documentation and patient assessment has been complete, professional and appropriate.

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



Nicole Eves — May 3, 2018

​On May 3, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Nicole Eves of Surrey, B.C., to remediate practice issues from November 2016 to July 2017 related to: reporting that a patient was using a pump (when they were not) based on confirmation that a pump was in the room; improperly providing a narcotic medication to a patient’s family member to administer; improperly assessing the appropriate dose of a medication.  The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a condition on practice, including:

1.

A reprimand resulting from her conduct involving two separate serious incidents pertaining to unsafe medication practices when she failed to adhere to the Employers’ policy and CRNBC’s Medication Administration Standard.

2.

A limit and condition on practice agreeing to refrain from working in a specialty or designated high acuity unit until successful completion of supervised practice in a designated non-acute and non-specialty area for at least a 9 month period.

3.

Successful completion of coursework related to safe medication practices, documentation and professional communication.

4.

Undergoing a Regulatory Practice Consultation and completion of a Learning Plan.

5.

An undertaking to not repeat the conduct related to lacking relevant knowledge about her patient including the documentation and reporting to colleagues of false and or inaccurate information about her patients that colleagues would rely on for decision-making.

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

Trevor Logan — May 1, 2018

On May 1, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Trevor Logan of Lund, British Columbia to address inappropriate conduct on December 1, 2016 of intentionally falsifying medical records including the medication administration record (MAR) and the physician’s order in an attempt to conceal his medication administration error. The altering of the MAR and original physician’s order related to the medication could have impacted the future administration of the medication as originally ordered and the patient’s overall well-being.

In the course of the investigation, the Registrant acknowledged the conduct and the inappropriate nature of the conduct. After a four month leave of absence, the Registrant served a 10-day unpaid suspension at the workplace.

The Registrant agreed to a one month suspension in addition to the completion of coursework related to medication administration, documentation and ethical nursing practice, as well a Regulatory Practice Consultation, development of a learning plan, and disclosure of random chart audits by the employer of his timeliness and accuracy of documentation for a one year period.

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


Rowena Encarnacion — April 29, 2018

On April 29, 2018 the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Rowena Encarnacion of Vancouver, BC, to remediate her conduct which occurred in July of 2016 when she failed to follow established policy and procedure related to a post fall assessment, and in December of 2016, when she reached into a sterile field without gloves during a urinary catheterization and inflated the catheter balloon when the location of the catheter tip had not been confirmed, and an indwelling catheter was not ordered or indicated. She also failed to inform the resident's family and hospital staff regarding her actions and the resident's response to the procedure. The course of action was contrary to policy and nursing standards.

In the result, the Registrant voluntarily agreed to a term equivalent to limits and conditions on practice, namely, the successful completion of remedial education prior to returning to nursing practice, and the equivalent of a twenty four month period of full time nursing practice where she works under the supervision of another RN. As such, she is never to be the sole RN or in charge. Additional terms include a consent to a reprimand for the conduct, a CRNBC regulatory practice consultation program, a learning plan and disclosure to employers.

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


Dinah Reodica — April 26, 2018

​On April 26, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Dinah Reodica of Burnaby, to remediate practice issues related to: 

  • Her November 2016 failure to adequately attend to a patient with airway compromise after being advised that the LPN had performed all appropriate interventions available within the LPN Scope of Practice. 
  • Her March 2017 failure to immediately report a patient’s disclosure of rough handling by an LPN. 

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a condition on practice, including: limits on being the sole RN on duty, being unsupervised, and being in charge for a period of 12 months. She has volunteered to complete education and accepted a reprimand for the incident. 

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

Lisa Noel — March 27, 2018

On March 27, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Lisa Noel of Mission, B.C., to remediate practice issues related to immunization. Specifically, while subject to a CRNBC Consent Agreement designed to remediate immunization errors occurring from December 2013 through 2014, the Registrant failed to follow a term requiring pre-approval for six clients or two batch immunization clinics; she said she believed that providing batch (multiple) immunizations to two clients would satisfy the term.

The Registrant voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to limits and conditions on practice. Autonomous immunization practice is prohibited until completion of a provincial immunization competency program and a subsequent, specified period of monitored practice.

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

Gary Dromarsky—March 27, 2018

On March 27, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Gary Dromarsky of Victoria, to protect the public in response to an incident of sexual misconduct with a client and multiple breaches of the interim Undertaking he signed to protect the public during CRNBC’s investigation, which constitutes professional misconduct.

On September 14, 2017 Mr. Dromarsky attended a client at home to provide private foot care services. While in attendance, he put his hand under his client’s underwear and massaged her buttocks. Mr. Dromarsky admits that while he had his hand under his client’s underwear, he may have touched her perineum, the area between the anus and vagina; the client described the touch as being in her vaginal area. Mr. Dromarsky acknowledged that this massage was “out of scope”. The matter was soon after reported to law enforcement and to CRNBC, at which time Mr. Dromarsky signed an interim Undertaking to protect the public while CRNBC investigated. The interim Undertaking required him to cease all private nursing care, remain in the sole employ of his current employer, and see female clients only with a chaperone. The terms of the interim Undertaking were public.

Soon after signing the interim Undertaking, Mr. Dromarsky provided private foot care to two clients in their homes, in breach of the Undertaking. This was promptly reported to CRNBC, at which time he entered a second interim Undertaking, agreeing to cease nursing practise and become a non-practising registrant while CRNBC investigated. The terms of the interim Undertaking were public. Mr. Dromarsky admitted to the two breaches only after the evidence was presented to him by the regulator.

The Inquiry Committee was of the view that the conduct outlined above falls at the most serious end of the spectrum of misconduct, with regard to both professional and sexual misconduct. The Inquiry Committee also considered that Mr. Dromarsky agreed to remedial education, chart audits, and a learning plan in 2009 in relation to two occasions in which he acknowledged providing massage services to clients when attending for other treatment purposes. At the time he explained that he had intended to assist his clients, and had missed cues indicating that the massages were unwanted. The Inquiry Committee was of the view that cancellation of Mr. Dromarsky’s registration was the only appropriate outcome to protect the public. Mr. Dromarsky allowed his nursing registration to lapse on March 1, 2018. He is no longer legally permitted to practise nursing in British Columbia.

In addition to agreeing to the above public notice and the final registration status of “Cancelled”, Mr. Dromarsky has agreed not to apply for reinstatement of 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.

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

Mary Mani— March 15, 2018

On March 15, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Mary Mani of Vancouver, to remediate practice issues related to medication knowledge, preparation and administration, patient assessment and teaching, and documentation arising from a review of practice in July 2016.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit on practice, namely she has agreed to limit her place of employment to her current Employer until successful completion of remedial education including either a consolidated clinical course or re-entry program.

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

Dale Henly— March 14, 2018

On March 14, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Dale Henly of Kelowna, BC, to remediate conduct issues related to repeatedly endorsing and recommending alternative websites and treatment to patients that were not approved by Interior Health Authority or identified in the patient treatment plans or prescriptions. Additional conduct issues regarded communications with a colleague.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit on practice, including: a reprimand, 6-months of supervision, a requirement to remain with the current employer aware of the conduct issue for at least 12 months, disclosure to prospective employers after that time period, education, and a CRNBC regulatory practice consultation.

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


Jennifer Monjardin — March 11, 2018

On March 11, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Jennifer Monjardin of Vancouver, to remediate practice issues related to documentation, assessment, medication administration and falsifying documentation. In March 2017, while employed as a full time RN at a transitional care and medical unit, competence deficits and conduct concerns were identified in the Registrant’s practice including: failure to document assessments per physician order; failure to perform sufficient assessments when the patient did not respond to requests to take part in assessment activities; failure to follow the 7 Rights of Medication Administration; documenting a respiratory rate for a patient she did not assess, and failure to transcribe a telephone physician order.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to a 30 day suspension and terms equivalent to a limit and condition on practice, including: a requirement to work in a supernumerary capacity for 150 hours to consolidate skills, followed by a six-month limit precluding practice as sole RN, in an in-charge or supervisory capacity or unsupervised. She has agreed to additional terms including disclosure to employers and remedial education.

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


Tara White—March 1, 2018

On March 1, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Tara White of Prince George, to remediate practice issues in the time period of September to December 2016, related to medication administration, poor patient assessments which lack thoroughness, incomplete and inaccurate documentation, poor communication, delayed response to call bells, lack of accountability and responsibility; lack of knowledge and care in the initiation, maintenance and documentation of heparin infusions, unable to articulate her rationale for performing or not performing interventions, insufficient documentation, failure to recognize, respond and assume care of a deteriorating patient in her care.


The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and condition on practice, including: random chart and practice audits and unscheduled shadow shifts with a supervisor. She has agreed to additional terms including disclosure to employers, remedial education and a regulatory practice consultation.

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


Maria Avraham — Feb. 21, 2018

On February 21, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Mariah Avraham of Mission, to remediate practice issues related to her care of a resident prior to and on her day of death in March 2016. Specifically, the Former Registrant did not fully document wound care assessments in the three weeks prior to death, failed to note that the resident was suffering from an acute illness, failed to escalate care as required by the resident’s MOST level, and failed to notify family or a physician.

The Former Registrant has voluntarily agreed to relinquish practising registration and be subject to terms equivalent to a condition and limit on practice should registration be reinstated at a future date.

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

Angelita Jarata — Feb. 18, 2018

​On February 18, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Angelita Jarata of Burnaby, BC, to remediate practice issues related to her conduct in October of 2017.  Specifically, she failed to review a resident's chart prior to assisting an LPN with a catheter insertion, failed to provide appropriate guidance to the LPN when performing the procedure (including failing to confirm correct placement), and failed to take appropriate measures once the error was identified, including failing to reinsert the catheter into the correct site. She also failed to document her actions or inform the resident's family and the physician.  The course of action was contrary to policy and nursing standards

The Registrant subsequently completed some remedial learning including education related to documentation, professional ethics and clinical decision making.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to a two month suspension for the conduct, and terms equivalent to limits on practice, including: a six month period (or equivalent) prohibition from being in-charge or working as sole RN during which she will work under the direct supervision of another RN who can assess her nursing practice. She will also complete a Regulatory Practise Consultation.

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

Julie Albee — Feb. 16, 2018

​On February 16, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Julie Albee of Victoria, to remediate practice issues related to unprofessional conduct in the time period of January to June 2017. Specifically, the Registrant’s communication with residents under her care was sexualized in nature. 

​The Former Registrant has voluntarily agreed to relinquish practising registration and be subject to terms including a suspension and equivalent to a condition and limit on practice should registration be reinstated at a future date.

Sushil Kumar — Feb. 13, 2018

​​On February 13, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Sushil Kumar of Vancouver, to remediate practice issues related to unprofessional communication toward colleagues, patients and members of the public in the time period of March 2015 to March 2017.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit on practice, including: 

  • remaining in the current employment relationship where the complaints are known for a period of six-months to facilitate oversight and remediation; 
  • a limit precluding working as the In-Charge RN or Triage RN; completion of Diversity and Sensitivity training; 
  • and a Regulatory Practice Consultation.

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

Amy Jensen — Feb. 9, 2018

On February 9, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Amy Jensen of Fort St. John, to remediate practice issues related to her failure to support a nursing student, assess a high risk labouring mother, set up a delivery room and adhere to appropriate conduct during investigation.

Specifically, in November 2016 the Registrant was on duty when a mother presented in labour with her third child; the Registrant learned that the mother was being followed by an obstetrician and had a red folder, two factors denoting a higher risk situation. Further, the mother had a medical condition the Registrant knew nothing about. Despite the high risk nature of the mother, and knowing that a nursing student cannot perform a vaginal examination without the presence of an RN, the Registrant did not attend to the mother nor ensure a delivery room was set up. The mother was placed in a position of potential harm as critical information was not obtained in the 25 minutes that the mother was under the Registrant's care. During the employer's investigation of the incident, the Registrant spoke about the matter to two colleagues who were involved in the incident and/or contributed to the follow up investigation.  Later, in March 2017, the Registrant was found asleep and snoring at the nursing station, while on duty.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit on practice, specifically a prohibition from preceptoring students and being in-charge for one year or the equivalent number of hours of nursing practice. Additional terms include reprimands for her failure to support a student nurse, assess a high risk mother to determine the specific degree and type of risk, and set up a delivery room as well as remedial education on nursing ethics and professionalism and a series of regulatory practice consultation sessions focused on the conduct underpinning the Agreement. Disclosure to employers is also required.​​

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

Daljeet Dulai — Jan. 31, 2018

​On January 31, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Former Provisional Registrant Daljeet Dulai of Quesnel, BC to address conduct and competence issues related to administering medication outside established protocol, and inaccurate/incomplete documentation with respect to medication administration and assessments. Evidence was conflicted between the Former Provisional Registrant and witnesses regarding whether she failed to adequately and clearly advise the physician of a serious medication error to enable appropriate and timely intervention. As Ms. Dulai is a Former Provisional Registrant, the evidentiary issue may be considered by the Registration Committee upon possible application for admission to the profession.

The Former Provisional Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a condition on practice, including the successful completion of a nurse re-entry program and NCLEX exam prior to applying for practicing registration. As a Former Provisional Registrant, she bears the onus of satisfying registration requirements in the future, including those of character and competence in light of these issues.

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

Heather Hale — Jan. 30, 2018

​On January 30, 2018, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Heather Hale of Duncan, BC, to remediate issues related to: 

  • the failure to document assessments on patients in the ER on May 25 and June 10, 2015; 
  • the failure to document assessments on 20% of the patients in the ER during four shifts in October 2015; 
  • the failure to assess or adequately care for a critically ill patient on October 24 and a second patient on October 25, 2015, or admit the errors on review; 
  • the failure to assess a patient and witness the  ingestion of a narcotic analgesic on October 27, 2015. 

The Registrant did not work as nurse from November 2015 to August 2016. A reported review of her current practise does not demonstrate the documentation and assessment issues present in 2015.

The Registrant has agreed to a 90-day suspension for the conduct. Following the suspension, the Registrant has agreed to return to practice in accordance with terms equivalent to a limit on practice, including:​

a. 

A limit on her area of practice to medical or surgical nursing (non-critical care) for 12 months.​ 

She will also:
a.

 Complete education focused on the legal responsibility to document, and ethical practice related to ac​​countability and responsibility; 

b.

Create and follow a Learning Plan focused on documentation and assessment, which will ​be freely shared with the employer and CRNBC;

c.

Meet with a CRNBC Regulatory Practice Consultant to complete a self-assessment identifying the circumstances leading to the current issues and preventing their recurrence;​​​

d.

Provide consent for oversight and performance management in the workplace;​​

e.

Provide consent for CRNB​​C to maintain regular contact with the Registrant’s current manager or any future manager for two years.​​

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

Tara Wiersma — Jan. 28, 2018

On January 28, 2018 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between CRNBC and Tara Wiersma of Duncan, B.C., to remediate practice issues occu​​rring on or around July 2014 to June 2016 and related to:

1.Failure to adhere to facility policies and procedures related to:​​
 a.

​Staff response to individuals in medical distress inside or on the grounds of the health care facility;

 ​b.

The checking and administ​ration of high alert medication (Insulin).

2.

False documentation of a breath sounds when auscultation did not occur; and

3.

Failure to adhere to Employer instigated restrictions on practice prohibiting care for non-admitted ER patients.​

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and condition on practice, including:

1.

The Registrant agrees to not work in a Critical Care/Emergency setting for a period equivalent to at least six (6) months of continuous fulltime nursing practice. During this time, the Registrant agrees to:​

 a.

Regular supervision and review of her nursing practice with a dedicated clinical educator (or designate);

 b.

Develop and engage in a Learning Plan that is provided to and reviewed monthly by her manager (or designate);

 c.Completion of any educational measures stemming from the Learning Plan, its review and update.
 

Should the Registrant wish to obtain employment in a Critical Care/Emergency setting after satisfactory completion of at least six months of practice in a less acute area, she is required to complete formal training for that area of practice or complete a supervised clinical refresher for that specialty area of practice if formal training has been previously completed.

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

File 2017 – 0465 — Jan. 28, 2018

​​On January 28, 2018, the Registrant agreed to undertakings involving regular monitoring for fitness to practice nursing and a limitation on area of practice. The undertakings include, but are not limited to: regular reports from treating physicians regarding compliance with treatment recommendations, disclosure of treatment recom​mendations to relevant employer representative(s), and a limit on practice designed to prevent the circumstances leading to the practice concern from reoccurring. The Agreement will remain in place for a minimum of two years of continuous nursing practice. The reasons for the Inquiry Committee decision are as follows:

  1. The Registrant provided an independent medical assessment documenting health concerns to CRNBC which could impact the ability to provide safe patient care; and

  2. The independent medical assessment identified the Registrant is fit to practice nursing, and provided information regarding compliance with treatment recommendations.

​The name of the Registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3 (4) (a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the Registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.​​