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Meagan Golem 09378684
The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct by: misappropriating property from a client or workplace by accepting payment from her employer for hours she did not work; and engaging in conduct or performing an act, relevant to the practise of nursing that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable and unprofessional with respect to accepting payment from her employer for hours she did not work for the purpose of defrauding the government’s Employment Insurance (EI) program.
The College and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission requesting that the Panel make an Order that included an oral reprimand, a one-month suspension and terms, conditions and limitations on the Member’s certificate of registration, including attending two meetings with a Nursing Expert and 18 months of employer notification.
The mitigating factors included: the Member cooperated with the College, admitted her guilt from the start, it was her first time before the College, she was the beneficiary of the scam but not the architect, and the employer suffered little to no harm. The aggravating factors included: the Member committed theft, intended to defraud EI for personal gain and the employer suffered a small loss.
The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order and concluded that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest and was in line with what had been ordered in previous cases.