A health regulator in B.C. has suspended a nurse for one week after it was determined that the nurse asked a co-worker to create false vaccination records and that he supplied an elder with cannabis products outside of their prescribed health care plan.
The nurse reportedly also shared on social media that “the COVID-19 vaccine was unnecessary, unsafe and possibly lethal,” reads the notice from the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
“The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public,” the notice concludes.
The BCCNM’s purpose is to “ensure unshakable confidence in nursing and midwifery care.” It regulates licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and midwives.
The regulator recommends that nurse practitioners who plan to authorize medical cannabis “familiarize themselves with the BCCNM prescribing drugs standards, the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations, review the information about cannabis that is available from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS), and review and comply with their organization’s policies about medical cannabis.”
Last year, the BCCNM issued a bulletin regarding an individual who purported to be a registered nurse in B.C.
The woman, who went by three different aliases, was reportedly seeking employment in a hospital, dental surgery clinic and in residential care.
“This person has never been and is not a registrant of BCCNM and is not entitled to practice as a registered nurse in British Columbia,” the notice states.
The woman was later charged with “obtaining by false pretence, uttering forged document, assault with a weapon, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and personation to gain advantage,” reports the Vancouver Sun.
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