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Amy Rainville, 13566722

The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct by:

  • failing to communicate with two patients’ physicians regarding treatment-related decisions, such as discontinuation of physicians’ orders; and
  • failing to document care of the two patients.

Based on the Member’s admissions, the Member was found guilty of the following:

  • contravening a standard of practice of the profession or failing to meet the standards of practice of the profession;
  • failing to advise a patient to obtain services from another health care professional when the patient’s condition was outside her scope of practice or competency;
  • failing to keep records; and
  • engaging in conduct relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as unprofessional.

The College and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission requesting that the Panel make an order that included the following:

  • an oral reprimand;
  • a two-month suspension; and
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending 2 meetings with a Nursing Expert;
    • employer notification for 12 months; and
    • no independent practice for 12 months.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • There was no moral failure or malicious intent; and 
  • The Member cooperated with CNO and took responsibilities for her actions.

The Panel accepted the Joint Submission, concluding that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest. 


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