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Manpreet Dhaliwal - JH708017

The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct by: contravening a standard of practice of the profession or failing to meet the standards of practice of the profession by accessing two clients’ personal health information without consent or authorization; 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 unprofessional and dishonourable. 

The College and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission requesting the Panel to make an Order that included an oral reprimand, a two-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 admitted to the allegations and cooperated throughout the proceedings; had no prior discipline history; and the Member expressed remorse. The aggravating factors included: the Member accessed more than one patient file; the Member initially denied the allegations; and the seriousness of the conduct. 

The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order and concluded that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest. 

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