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Kristin Bridge, 12526028

The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct when she failed to participate in the Quality Assurance Program practice assessment, after being selected to do so by the Quality Assurance Committee (“QAC”) in 2015 and 2018.

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

  • failed to cooperate with the QAC or any assessor appointed by that committee; and
  • engaged in conduct, relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members 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 2-month suspension; and
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert, and
    • participating in CNO’s next available QA Program cycle within 24 months from the date the Order becomes final.

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

Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the situation created serious doubt about the Member’s governability and how seriously she takes her professional accountabilities.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member cooperated with CNO;
  • the Member has accepted responsibility; and
  • the Member has expressed remorse.
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