Allegations Resolved by the Director of PCR

Effective February 21, 2019, the following notifications are provided in accordance with the policy Professional Conduct Review – Notification.

The following allegations were resolved by the Director of Professional Conduct Review in accordance with Section 22(1) of the Registered Nurses Act, 2008:

On October 28, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation included the Registrant’s failure to provide care in accordance with the Standards of Practice and/or employer policy and failed to respect a patient’s honour and dignity.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On June 7, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant that the Registrant failed to comply with the legal requirements to self-isolate during a global pandemic and a provincial public health emergency. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On June 2, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation relates to the Registrant’s failure to: maintain accurate and timely documentation for multiple client files; follow-up with high-risk clients where client safety was potentially at risk; transfer information to the manager regarding client care that required follow-up; communicate effectively to promote the delivery of safe, competent, compassionate, and ethical care; make necessary referrals for clients; document care provided to clients; and follow Public Health Program guidelines and employer policy.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On May 28, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation relates to the Registrant being aware that a Personal Care Home resident was prescribed mediation without the resident’s knowledge and had agreed to administer this medication knowing that the resident had not consented to this medication.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On May 26, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation relates to the Registrant being aware that a Personal Care Home resident was prescribed mediation without the resident’s knowledge and had agreed to administer this medication knowing that the resident had not consented to this medication.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On May 18, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation relates to the Registrant inappropriately sharing patient information via social media that included a resident’s last name and medical information regarding the resident.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On April 9, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant related to the Registrant’s failure to submit her Continuing Competency Program (CCP) documents for the 2019-2020 CCP Audit contrary to Section 17(3) of the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013) and that the Registrant, in her communication with the College of Registered Nurses Newfoundland and Labrador, engaged in conduct unbecoming contrary to 18(c)(iii) of the Registered Nurses Act, 2008. The Registrant was required to submit her CCP Audit documentation for the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 CCP Audits.  The Registrant also was required to complete specified remedial education.

On March 24, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation relates to the Registrant inappropriately sharing patient information related to a client incident that occurred in an emergency department with the family member of another patient attending the emergency department.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On March 2, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a licence for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013).  The Registrant was required to pay an Unauthorized Practice Fee and to complete specified remedial education.


On February 10, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant. The Allegation included issues related to the Registrant, having been selected for the Continuing Competence Program (the “CCP”) Audit for 2019-2020, failed to submit required CCP documents.  The Registrant was required to complete a number of conditions, including submission of the required CCP audit requirements and specified remedial education.


On January 21, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues related to fitness to practice, leadership skills, time management, critical thinking, communication ande documentation in the practice setting.  The Registrant was required to complete a number of conditions, including obtaining a medical report to confirm fitness and capacity to continue practicing as a registered nurse, specified remedial education, meeting with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant, Policy and Practice, to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On January 15, 2021, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and a Complainant. The Allegation included issues of professional and ethical practice; critical thinking and clinical decision making; organization and management of care; leadership and practical and technical skills. The Registrant’s license will be restricted pending successful completion of specified remedial education and monitoring inclusive of monitoring reports to the Director of Professional Conduct Review for a period of 6 months continuous nursing practice following completion of the remedial education. 


On December 11, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who inappropriately accessed multiple patient records for clients not in the Registrant’s circle of care.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on her learnings.


On November 6, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of medication administration, consultation with a physician regarding medication administration and client care, and breach of the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


 On October 30, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education within a specified timeframe.


On October 22, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of patient privacy and accessing patient records for clients who were not in the Registrant’s circle of care.


On August 27, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation included issues of failure to report knowledge of an event that occurred on a patient unit to an employer and that the event was video-taped, which was a breach of employer policy.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on her learnings.


On August 11, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a licence for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013).  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by September 11, 2020.


On August 10, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation included issues of failure to intervene in inappropriate staff behaviours and actions and failing to report the behaviours and actions to the employer.  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on her learnings.


On August 10, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant.  The Allegation included issues of professional approach and communication during a client interaction.  The Registrant was required to complete remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content and to meet with a College Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On May 20, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who had a criminal conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada for theft. The Registrant, having fully disclosed the circumstances giving rise to the conduct leading to the conviction, was required to complete a number of conditions, including obtaining a medical report to confirm fitness and capacity to return to nursing practice and to undergo random drug and alcohol testing for a specified period.


On April 28, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of disclosure of information to an employer related to the Registrant’s previous employment and licensure status with a professional regulatory body. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On April 14, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education within a specified timeframe.

On February 25, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who had a criminal conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada for impaired driving. The Registrant was required to complete a number of conditions, including obtaining a medical report to confirm fitness and capacity to continue practicing as a registered nurse and to undergo random drug and alcohol testing for a specified period.


On February 14, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation related to issues of professionalism and the Registrant’s communication of personal health information with the Complainant. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On January 30, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of client assessment, physician notification of client information and documentation in the practice setting. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On January 30, 2020, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of medication administration, physician notification of client information and documentation of client care. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On December 3, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and a Complainant. The Allegation included issues of fitness to practice and documentation errors, including documentation of medication administration. The Registrant’s return to nursing practice is subject to CRNNL receiving a medical report confirming the Registrant’s fitness to practice and completion of: an independent clinical assessment of the Registrant’s nursing competencies, including any recommendations; specified remedial education; and monitoring, inclusive of monitoring reports to the Director of Professional Conduct Review, upon return to practice. Following return to practice, the Registrant’s license will be restricted for a period 18 months such that she shall not be placed in charge or the only registered nurse in a facility.  


On October 15, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of adherence to employer policy for the admission and treatment of a client and the performance of a sharp wound debridement without the certification to do so. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content and to meet with a College Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On April 2, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by May 2, 2019.


On October 11, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of medication administration. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content and to meet with a College Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On October 1, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by November 1, 2019.


On September 10, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of adherence to employer policy for the storage and documentation of narcotic keys; and dishonesty in communication related to narcotic keys. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an ARNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On August 26, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013).  The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by September 26, 2019.


On July 25, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by August 25, 2019. 


On June 6, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by July 6, 2019. 


On June 3, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by July 3, 2019. 


On May 29, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by June 29, 2019.


On May 26, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant who practiced without a license for a period exceeding three days and thereby failed to maintain liability protection in accordance with the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013). The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education by June 26, 2019.


On May 9, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved Allegations with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegations included issues of documentation; communication with clients, family and a nursing manager; provision of care including completion of assessment, medication administration and client personal and post-mortem care. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an ARNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.


On May 6, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of failure to comply with terms and conditions of an Agreement made pursuant to section 22(1) of the Registered Nurses Act to resolve an allegation and diversion of medication for self-administration. The Registrant’s return to nursing practice is subject to ARNNL receiving medical confirmation that the Registrant has received treatment; is fit to practice; specified monitoring upon return to practice; and the completion of remedial education.


On April 24, 2019, the Director of Professional Conduct Review resolved an Allegation with a Registrant and Complainant. The Allegation included issues of medication administration, physician notification of client information and communication in the practice setting. The Registrant was required to complete specified remedial education, a reflective paper to include specified content, and to meet with an ARNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on the Registrant’s learnings.