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Holly Shier, C03560
The Member was alleged to have engaged in professional misconduct by failing to complete a specified continuing education or remediation program and failing to attend an oral caution, as ordered by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC).
The Member was not present or represented by legal counsel, so the hearing proceeded in her absence.
The Panel found the Member guilty of the alleged misconduct, and in particular, the following:
- failing to appear before the ICRC for an oral caution; and
- engaging 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 Panel made an order that included the following:
- an oral reprimand;
- a four-month suspension; and
- terms, conditions and limitations, including:
- attending a minimum of two meetings with a Nursing Expert.
Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:
- the Member’s conduct was serious and intentional;
- the Member had several opportunities to comply with the order;
- the Member’s action showed a disregard for her professional obligations;
- this puts the Member’s governability into question; and
- the Member’s behaviour discredits the profession’s ability to self-regulate.
Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:
- the Member has no prior disciplinary history.