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Francisco II Reyes, 12484331

The Member admitted that he engaged in professional misconduct when he failed to complete a specified continuing education or remediation program and failed to attend an oral caution, as ordered by the Inquires, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”).

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

  • failed to appear before the ICRC for an oral caution; and
  • engaged in conduct relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances would reasonably be regarded as unprofessional.

The College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”) and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission on Order requesting that the Panel make an order that included the following:

  • an oral reprimand;
  • a 1-month suspension; and
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert.

Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member’s conduct was serious and intentional;
  • the Member’s conduct showed a disregard for his professional obligations;
  • the Member subverted the regulatory process by not completing the ICRC order; and
  • the Member’s behaviour brought discredit to the profession.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member cooperated with CNO, admitted to the allegations, expressed remorse and accepted responsibility for his actions;
  • the Member has no prior discipline history with CNO;
  • the Member attended 2 pre-hearing conferences;
  • the Member was proactive and started to review CNO publications in advance of the hearing and meeting with the Regulatory Expert; and
  • the Member had health issues during this time period, which influenced his behaviour and his judgement, and has since sought treatment.

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

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