Professional Conduct Decisions

When the LPN under investigation admits to one or more of the allegations of professional misconduct, or incompetence, the Inquiry Committee may request that the LPN:

  • take specific educational courses
  • not repeat the conduct
  • consent to a reprimand AND/OR
  • any other action specified by the Committee 

The majority of complaints are resolved through this consensual process. Summaries of these agreements must be made available on our website. The summaries must include:

  • the Registrant’s name & CLPNBC registration number
  • a summary of the allegation(s)
  • a description of the terms of the agreement
  • any limits or conditions on practice

Summaries of Consensual Agreements:

2012
Registrant: Kimberly Barrett
Registrant #  35263
Allegation: Failure to follow facility procedures RE: electronic Medication Administration Records.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed March 2012.
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct was incompetent
  • a written reprimand for incompetence
  • complete training in electronic Medication Administration Records
  • restrictions on registration which include that she will work on one unit in one facility
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
  • review the Pharmacology Self-Assessment tools with CLPNBC practice consultant
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Disciplinary Conditions" noted on it

Registrant: Robert Bernard Bennett
Registrant #  41665
Allegation: Failed to follow the proper checks for safe medication administration, failed to follow direction given by a health professional related to patient safety, failed to follow procedures while admitting a patient to the unit, and failed to complete a head to toe assessment.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed June 2012
Terms:

The Registrant agreed to:

  • an admission that the conduct was incompetent
  • complete courses in documentation, pharmacology, leadership, and assessments
  • restrictions on registration, which include
    • practise under direct supervision acceptable to CLPNBC
    • practise on dayshift only
    • prohibited from administering medications - until successful completion of the remedial education
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Conditions" noted on it

Registrant: Fiona Dunham
Registrant #  36209
Allegation: Failed to demonstrate sound judgement when irrigating a catheter, failed to recognize the connection between a patient's condition and their medication, and failed to communicate results to the physician.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed July 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct was incompent;
  • a written reprimand;
  • complete courses in assessments, pharmacology, documentation, and leadership;
  • practise under supervision for at least one year;
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC;
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Disciplinary Conditions" noted on it.

Registrant: Colleen Green
Registrant #  35485
Allegation: Failed to follow policies and procedures for safe medication administration, failed to document or assess adequately, failed to relay information to the appropriate health professional, breach of professional boundaries.
Outcome: Consensual Agreement signed March 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct was incompetent and unprofessional;
  • a written reprimand for incompetence and professional misconduct;
  • complete courses in organization/time management, professional ethics, professional boundaries, and complete a preceptorship;
  • restrictions on registration including that she will practise under direct supervision, and on day and evening shifts only;
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC;
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Disciplinary Conditions" noted on it.

Registrant: Patricia Hambley
Registrant #  07574
Allegation: Failed to follow policies and procedures for safe medication administration, failed to adequately document or assess, failed to complete checks as required by the care plan, and failed to follow policies when restraining a patient.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed July 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • resign from CLPNBC's register
  • not request reinstatement until the complaint is resolved

Registrant: Kimberly Knopp
Registrant #  40704
Allegation: Inappropriate comments made on social media website
Outcome: Consensual Agreement signed August 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • a written reprimand
  • participate in practice consultation with CLPNBC

Registrant: Theresa Merilles
Registrant #  35456
Allegation: Consumption of alcohol beverages while on break from shift; refused to leave shift when directed by the Charge Nurse.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed March 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct reflected professional misconduct
  • a written reprimand for professional misconduct
  • complete courses in professional ethics, and leadership;
  • research, write and submit to CLPNBC, a 1000 word essay on the implications of consuming alcohol while working in a safety-sensitive job
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Disciplinary Conditions" noted on it

Registrant: Angelina Pattan
Registrant #  38667
Allegation: Failed to follow the policies and procedures for safe medication administration leading to multiple documentation and medication errors; altered narcotic records; and erred in receiving and transcribing orders correctly.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed April 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct was incompetent and unprofessional
  • a written reprimand for incompetence and professional misconduct
  • complete courses in assessments, pharmacology, documentation, leadership, and time management
  • restrictions on registration which include that she will:
    • work day and evening shifts only
    • practise only in an assisted living facility
    • meet with her manager for review of her practise weekly for the first month, and monthly thereafter
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Disciplinary Conditions" noted on it

Registrant: Sylvain Pilon
Registrant #  16284
Allegation: Failure to demonstrate sound professional judgement and failure to follow proper policies and procedures for safe medication administration.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed May 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct reflected incompetence
  • a written reprimand
  • complete courses in assessments, pharmacology review, and leadership
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
  • surrender registration card to have the words "with Disciplinary Conditions" noted on it

Registrant: Tina Tung
Registrant #  35873
Allegation: Dishonesty with a co-worker regarding the administration of a medication.
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed June 2012
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • an admission that the conduct reflected professional misconduct
  • a written reprimand for professional misconduct
  • complete a course in professional ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC

2013 last updated November 14, 2013
Registrant: Dean Kenneth Court, of Youbou
Registrant #  31433
Allegation: Failed to follow facility protocols and procedures
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • a written reprimand
  • complete training in leadership, anger management, respectful communication, professional ethics, and safe transferring of residents
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: Prohibited from working on one unit

Registrant: Florence Villar Revita, of Surrey
Registrant #  30230
Allegation: Removed a patient’s ring without consent
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • maintain ethical and professional boundaries
  • complete training in professional ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: Prohibited from working night shift

Registrant: Florica Ardelean, of Abbotsford
Registrant #  37739
Allegation: Failed to demonstrate leadership skills and adequately collaborate with members of the healthcare team
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in Leadership
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Duangkamol Uasapwasin (AKA Gayle), of Vancouver
Registrant #  43124
Allegation: Failed to follow the guidelines of medication administration
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in leadership and time-management
  • complete a practicum that addresses pharmacology and medication calculations
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Vivian June Sanidad, of Burnaby
Registrant #  35904
Allegation: Failed to follow the guidelines of medication administration and failed to act with integrity following a medication error
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in pharmacology, leadership, health assessments, and professional ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Marguerite Ena Stecyk (AKA Caldwell), of Abbotsford
Registrant #  07742
Allegation: Failed to document
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in documentation
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Michelle Lorraine Grant (AKA Beason), of Surrey
Registrant #  34276
Allegation: Failed to follow guidelines of documentation, failed to use clinical judgement and administered a medication without knowledge of the medication or the patient’s allergies
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in documentation, assessments and leadership
  • review CLPNBC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: Prohibited from working acute care until completion of assessment training

Registrant: Patricia Jean Fulsom (AKA Moore), of Summerland
Registrant #  42698
Allegation: Failed to treat a resident with dignity and respect
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • Written reprimand
  • Agree not to repeat the conduct
  • review CLPNBC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • complete training in professional ethics, violence prevention, and dealing with aggressive patients
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Shannon Alexander, of Surrey
Registrant #  35224
Allegation: Entered a client’s room and handled client’s personal property without consent, failed to maintain registration while practicing as an LPN, and asked her employer to deceive the College
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • review CLPNBC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • complete training in professionalism in nursing, professional boundaries in nursing, and professional ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: Prohibited from working night shifts and working in assisted living settings

Registrant: Chosin Yanzon, of Coquitlam
Registrant #  38301
Allegation: Failed to identify the urgency in which a medication was required and failed to take appropriate steps to ensure it was administered
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in leadership
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Jonas Jeque, of Duncan
Registrant #  33852
Allegation: Failed to communicate effectively
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • complete training in Leadership
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Rosemonde Cloristin, of Surrey
Registrant #  20945
Allegation: Failed to follow guidelines of processing a verbal order and failed to administer medications yet documented that they had been administered
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • Written reprimand
  • review CLPNBC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • complete training in professional ethics, pharmacology and taking and transcribing medication orders
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Carla Lynn McFarlane, of Etobicoke, ON
Registrant #  33074
Allegation: Accepted money from residents
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • Written reprimand
  • Agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in professional ethics and boundaries
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Gary George Tuthill, of Nanaimo
Registrant #  32367
Allegation: Took pictures of residents and texted them to a co-worker
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in professional ethics and professionalism in nursing
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Catherine Chrisp, of Armstrong
Registrant #  39763
Allegation: Failed to maintain a therapeutic nurse-client relationship with a patient
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in professional ethics and professional boundaries
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Kathleen Crawford, of Penticton
Registrant #  33943
Allegation: Failed to follow the guidelines of medication administration
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • written reprimand
  • complete training in leadership
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Kristy Harrison, of Westbank
Registrant #  36063
Allegation: Roughly handled residents; failed to communicate professionally with a resident and supervisor
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • written reprimand
  • complete training in dementia/managing responsive behaviours, heightened expectations for residential care, leadership, anger management, respectful communication, and professional ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Nicole Maione, of Edgewater
Registrant #  35530
Allegation: Demonstrated lack of dignity and respect by communicating unprofessionally to a patient and family, failed to assist a co-worker with a patient lift
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in dementia, leadership, and professional communication
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Monica Morgan, of Quesnel
Registrant #  31593
Allegation: Looked up confidential information about a co-worker and shared it with other co-workers
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • complete training in leadership, and professional ethics/professional boundaries
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: William Ross, of Vernon
Registrant #  40303
Allegation: Failed to check a patient’s vital signs in accordance with facility policy and direction of the RN, failed to effectively communicate a new order resulting in a delay of administration of this medication to the patient
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in professional communication
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Helen Taylor, of Chilliwack
Registrant #  33750
Allegation:

Procured a patient’s HS sedation for her own personal use, failed to follow facility policy when administering a narcotic, failed to assess a resident, failed to document the reason for increasing the dose of a narcotic, failed to document the medication administration correctly, failed to assess a resident or address concerns expressed by family over sedation

Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in documentation, pharmacology, medication administration, health assessments and professional ethics
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Linda Tisch, of Kamloops
Registrant #  07631
Allegation: Communicated disrespectfully, verbally and nonverbally, with a patient’s family member, was verbally aggressive and rude to a patient, failed to answer a patient’s call bell and refused to assist a patient
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • complete training in leadership, anger management, professional ethics, communication and accountability
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Joanna Kiellerman, of Victoria
Registrant #  37207
Allegation: Failed to maintain a therapeutic nurse-client relationship with a patient
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in professional boundaries
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Jeffrey Kitsch, of Kamloops
Registrant #  40878
Allegation: Failed to respond to co-workers’ request for assistance, roughly handled a resident, and failed to adequately assess a resident’s pain
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in professionalism in nursing, anger management, and health assessments
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Angela McClelland, of Abbotsford
Registrant #  12730
Allegation: Administered medication to a resident without an order, failed to include all of the necessary information when transcribing a verbal order, failed to adequately assess the effectiveness of medication administered to residents, and failed to administer a medications but documented that they had been given
Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in leadership and pharmacology
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

Registrant: Ofelia Quilloy, of Maple Ridge
Registrant #  36143
Allegation:

Falsified the medication administration record after administering the wrong dose to a resident

Outcome: Consensual Agreements signed
Terms: The Registrant agreed to:
  • accept a written reprimand
  • agree not to repeat the conduct
  • complete training in ethical documentation
  • participate in practice consultations with CLPNBC
Limits on Practice: None

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