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Lisa Marie Figg, 8801797
The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct when she assigned or permitted her sister to work as a RPN when she was aware that her sister’s certificate of registration was suspended, and when she failed to report that her sister was working as an RPN while suspended to the College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”).
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 report an incident of unsafe practice or unethical conduct of a health care provider to CNO; 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 unprofessional.
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 three-month suspension; and
- terms, conditions and limitations, including:
- attending two meetings with a Regulatory Expert.
Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:
- the Member’s conduct was serious and intentional;
- the conduct demonstrated dishonesty and a breach of trust of patients in her care;
- the Member has a personal interest in that her sister was working in the facility under her administration and their mother was the owner of the facility;
- significant harm to patients could have resulted; and
- the Member disregarded the Fitness to Practise Committee’s decision to suspend her sister which is a discredit to the profession.
Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:
- the Member had no prior discipline history; and\
- the Member admitted to the allegations and cooperated with the discipline process.
The Panel accepted the Joint Submission, concluding that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest.