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Sandra Jean Jones - 6910806

The College alleged that the Member engaged in professional misconduct in that she demonstrated incompetence and was guilty of malpractice because she disclosed information about herself to a client during the course of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship; breached the therapeutic nurse-client boundaries by engaging in a personal, sexual and financial relationship with the client; and asked the client to conceal the nature of their personal relationship.  The College also alleged that the Member engaged in conduct or performed an act, relevant to the practice of nursing that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. 

The Member did not attend the hearing. 

The Panel found that the Member engaged in professional misconduct as alleged, and that her conduct would reasonably be regarded by members of the profession as disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional.   

The mitigating factors included: the Member had no prior discipline history. The aggravating factors included: the Member’s conduct was an extreme breach of trust and an abuse of power; her actions were deliberate and deceptive; and her actions showed a serious disregard for her professional obligations. 

The Panel noted that the Member’s acts were a profound misuse of power and that her conduct was egregious and deplorable.

The Panel accepted the College’s submission on penalty and ordered an oral reprimand and revocation of the Member’s certificate of registration.  In addition, the Panel ordered the Member to pay a fine of $5,000 to the Minister of Finance. The fine was to address the financial benefit the Member received as a result of her misuse of power.

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