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Harjeet Kaur Brar - 09370218
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 employer notification for 18 months.
The mitigating factors included: the Member admitted to the allegations and cooperated throughout the proceedings; had no prior discipline history; and expressed remorse. The aggravating factors included: the Member accessed two different client files, and of the two client files accessed, the Member knew one of the clients personally.
The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order and concluded that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest.