Adjudication Tribunal Decision - Judy Freake

Judy Freake

Newfoundland and Labrador Registration No. 15453

In the matter of a Complaint against Judy Freake, Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, Registration # 15453 (the “Registrant”), an Adjudication Tribunal, in a Decision dated March 27, 2015, found the Registrant guilty of conduct deserving of sanction under the Registered Nurses Act (2008), sections 18(c)(i) professional misconduct; and 18(c)(v) acting in breach of the Code of Ethics in that the Registrant:

  • intentionally struck a patient’s face in an inappropriate manner without the patient’s consent; and
  • did not follow ethical standards set out in the Code of Ethics

Pursuant to section 28(3) of the Registered Nurses Act (2008) the Adjudication Tribunal accepted a Joint Submission on Penalty and in a Decision dated September 1, 2015, ordered:  

1. The Registrant’s license to practice nursing shall be suspended pending her successful completion of the following:

 i.    Health Care Interactive Dementia Care Course;                                      

ii.    Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses; and

iii.    College of Nurses Of Ontario “One is One too Many”.

2. A meeting with a Nursing Consultant – Policy and Practice Consultant, ARNNL to reflect on her conduct and learning.

3. The Registrant shall pay ARNNL 50% of costs incurred in the investigation and hearing of the Complaint.

The conduct deserving of sanction occurred on or about September 4, 2013 while the Registrant practiced as a registered nurse at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls–Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Complainant was Central Health.


Michelle Osmond, RN MS(N)
Director of Professional Conduct Review

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