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Brian Keddie, 0221119

The Member admitted that he engaged in professional misconduct when he inappropriately touched a co-worker in the workplace.

Based on the Member’s admissions, the Panel found the Member:

  • engaged in conduct relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable and unprofessional.

The College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”) 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 one-month suspension;
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert; and
    • employer notification for 12 months.

Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the conduct is substantially serious to merit discipline as proposed;           
  • the conduct was intentional;
  • there was potential harm that could have resulted from the conduct, to the person involved and also, discredit brought upon the profession; and
  • the extent of disregard for professional obligations as a member.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member cooperated with CNO;  
  • the Member was forthright and was willing to acknowledge and accept responsibility for his misconduct; and
  • the Member had no prior discipline before CNO.

 

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

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