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Nancy E. Lane - 7918063
The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct in that she was found guilty of the criminal offence of manslaughter of her spouse, which was relevant to her suitability to practise nursing.
The Member was not present at the hearing but was represented by counsel.
The Panel found that the Member committed professional misconduct, as alleged.
The College and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission requesting that the Panel make an Order revoking the Member’s certificate of registration.
The mitigating factors were that the Member cooperated with the College, accepted responsibility for her actions, and agreed with the proposed penalty of revocation.
The aggravating factors were the seriousness of the allegation. The Member had an intimate knowledge of her spouse’s medical condition and she failed to give medical assistance or call for assistance, causing a delay in the medical treatment and contributing to his death.
The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order and concluded that the proposed penalty of revocation was reasonable and in the public interest.