Cautions/Counsels issued by the CAC

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

Cautions/Counsels:

In a decision dated May 24, 2022, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to an Allegation filed against a Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe that the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to respond to the College. The CAC cautioned the Respondent to ensure that communications from the College are promptly read.


In a decision dated May 9, 2022, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a Report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to Allegations filed against the Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to respond to communication from the College. The CAC cautioned the Registrant to reflect upon her conduct.


In a decision dated May 9, 2022, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a Report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to Allegations filed against the Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to notify the College of her employer and any disciplinary proceedings or pending disciplinary proceedings in another jurisdiction and such was in breach of section 11(1)(b) and (c) of the Registered Nurses Act Regulations. The CAC cautioned the Registrant to reflect upon her conduct and counseled the Respondent to complete the Jurisprudence Module through Memorial University NL in accordance with section 23(3)(a) of the Act.


In a decision dated March 31, 2022, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to an Allegation filed against a Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to adhere to the terms and conditions of an Agreement she entered with the College to Resolve an Allegation filed against her and failed to respond to the College. The CAC counselled the Registrant to confirm to the Director of Professional Conduct Review that she had met the outstanding terms of the Agreement within a specified timeline. The CAC further issued a caution to the Registrant with respect to her future conduct and accountability as a regulated professional.


In a decision dated February 23, 2022, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a Report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to Allegations filed against a Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to disclose to a physician that an altercation took place before the death of a resident and further failed to document findings of an ongoing assessment and that the Registrant’s assessment of a resident was insufficient. The CAC, in considering the Registrant’s accountability, remedial education and subsequent practice, cautioned the Registrant with respect to their future conduct and accountability as a regulated professional.


In a decision dated February 23, 2022, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a Report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to allegations filed against a Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe that the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant made inappropriate comments to a co-worker that were unprofessional and in violation of policy and practice standards and that the Registrant failed to respond to the College. The CAC counselled the Registrant to update their personal contact information in the College registration data base and to review the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses Values A: Providing Safe, Compassionate, Competent and Ethical Care; and Value G: Being Accountable.


In a decision dated February 11, 2020, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed a Report by the Director of Professional Conduct Review with respect to an Allegation filed against a Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to adhere to the terms and conditions of an Agreement she entered with the College to resolve an Allegation filed against her and failed to respond to the College. The CAC counselled the Registrant to provide confirmation to the Director of Professional Conduct Review that she had met the outstanding term of the Agreement within a specified timeline and to meet with a CRNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on how her conduct impacts on her responsibility and accountability as a regulated professional. The CAC further issued a caution to the Registrant with respect to her future conduct and accountability as a regulated professional.


In a decision dated March 19, 2019, the Complaints Authorization Committee (CAC), having reviewed an Investigation Report with respect to an Allegation filed against a Registrant, was of the opinion that there were reasonable grounds to believe the Registrant engaged in conduct deserving of sanction in that the Registrant failed to comply with Medication Administration Standards and Documentation Standards and failed to follow-up with a client’s family doctor.  The CAC counselled the Registrant to complete specified remedial education and to meet with an ARNNL Nursing Consultant to reflect on learnings within six months of the date of the Decision. The CAC also dismissed a number of issues set out in the Allegation.