A BC nurse who failed “to adhere to scientific based infection control practices,” and made “inappropriate comments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic,” received a four-week suspension as a result of his actions.
According to the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), an inquiry panel approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNP and Dale Henly of Kelowna, “to remediate practice issues” that occurred in March of this year.
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The BCCNP said Henly “voluntarily agreed to a four-week suspension of his certificate of registration” and that he has agreed to terms equivalent to a condition and limit on practice for up to 24 months.
These limits include the following:
- Being restricted to working for one employer in a group-based clinic practice rather than in an unsupervised home-care context
- Not being the sole RN on duty
- Not having supervision over students and/or new hires
- Undergoing a period of oversight in the workplace and developing a learning plan relating to best practices for infection control and communications with clients
In its recently published decision, the BCCNP said the inquiry committee “is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.”