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Lise Labrosse, II06082

The Member was alleged to have engaged in professional misconduct by withdrawing narcotics for patients, failing to administer them and documenting that she had administered the narcotics in patient records; misappropriating the narcotics for personal use; and failing to document and altering the documentation of a colleague.  

The Member did not attend the hearing, nor was she represented by legal counsel. The hearing proceeded in her absence.

The Panel found the Member guilty of some of the alleged misconduct, and in particular, the following:

  • contravening a standard of practice of the profession or failing to meet the standards of practice of the profession;
  • misappropriating property from her workplace;
  • falsifying a record relating to her practice; and
  • engaging in conduct relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable and/or unprofessional.

The Panel made an Order that included the following:

  • an oral reprimand;
  • an 8-month suspension;
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending a minimum of two meetings with a Nursing Expert;
    • employer notification for 24 months; and
    • no independent practice for 24 months.

Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the seriousness of the allegations;
  • the vulnerability of the post surgical patient population who required pain control;
  • the Member failed to ensure that her patients received pain medications;
  • the conduct left the Member’s colleagues and patients in confusion as to when the patients could receive more pain medication;
  • false documentation of medication documentation is deceitful and shameful;
  • the conduct undermined the trust of patients and colleagues; and
  • the conduct occurred over a period of time with a number of patients.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member had no past discipline history with CNO.

 

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