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Sasha Lauzon AA796265
The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct by: being found guilty of an offence relevant to her suitability to practice, in particular when she was found guilty of assault of a former client; and engaging in conduct or performing an act, relevant to the practice of nursing that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members of the profession as dishonourable and unprofessional.
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 three-month suspension, and terms, conditions and limitations on the Member’s certificate of registration, including attending two meetings with a Nursing Expert and employer notification for 12 months.
The mitigating factors included: the Member had no prior discipline history; and she took responsibility for her conduct. The aggravating factors included: the serious nature of the conduct; the Member’s lack of personal restraint and violent behaviour; and the assault caused actual harm to a former client.
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.