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Melissa McLellan - 0001784
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 when she failed to securely destroy and dispose of narcotics.
The College and Member made submissions on whether the misconduct also amounted to unprofessional conduct. The Panel found that members of the profession would reasonably regard the Member’s conduct as 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 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 Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order and concluded that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest.