Discipline Decisions

Complaints & Discipline

Registration Suspended

On December 28, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Osamuyime Ero, registration number 030959, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

December 28, 2021

Registration Suspended

On December 22, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Kimberly Cooper, registration number 022811, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

December 22, 2021

Registration Suspended

On December 22, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Megan Santucci, registration number 031132, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

December 22, 2021

Registration Suspended

On December 21, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Kimberly Smith, registration number 025492, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee. 

December 21, 2021

Registration Revoked

In a decision dated December 10, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Luc Moryl Blaquière, registration number 019896.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Mr. Blaquière failed to meet the standards of practice expected of a nurse by failing to document according to the NANB Standards for Documentation, failing to document the narcotic count for five shifts, failing to perform a COVID-19 test, signing medications before administering them contrary to the NANB Standards for Medication Administration (as they were then called), and documenting a verbal order in a patient’s file when he had not received such an order.  

With Mr. Blaquière’s agreement, the Committee ordered that his registration be revoked, and that he shall not be eligible to apply for reinstatement with a conditional registration unless and until specific conditions are met.   

December 10, 2021

Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated December 3, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Annie Robichaud, registration number 026938.  Ms. Robichaud admitted to and accepted responsibility for failing to adhere to COVID-19 infection control policies in the workplace.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee reprimanded Ms. Robichaud and found that she failed to adhere to the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, and ordered that conditions be imposed on her registration.   

December 3, 2021

Registration Suspended

On November 25, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Sylvie Rousselle, registration number 023048, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

November 25, 2021

Registration Suspended

On November 22, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Nathalie Cyr, registration number 028497, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

November 22, 2021

Registration Suspended

On November 22, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Charles Bjorndal, registration number 030086, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Fitness to Practice (Review Committee). 

November 22, 2021

Registration Suspended

On November 19, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Eric Lawaza, registration number 030439, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

November 19, 2021

Registration Suspended

On November 17, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Patrick Johnston, registration number 030962, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee. 

November 17, 2021

Registration Suspended

On November 5, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Cherisee DaCosta, registration number 030890, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee

November 5, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated November 4, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Monica Lee Gibbons, registration number 029603.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Gibbons demonstrated professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a professional and dishonesty by stealing narcotics from her place of employment for her personal use, and falsifying records to make it appear that she had administered narcotics to patients who did not receive them or to make it appear that narcotics were discarded when she stole them.  Ms. Gibbons admitted, and the Committee found, that she failed to adhere to required narcotic control procedures, the NANB Standards for Documentation, the NANB Standards for Medication Administration (as they were then called) and the NANB Standards for the Nurse-Client Relationship

The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Gibbons’ registration imposed by the Complaints Committee on May 1, 2018, be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Gibbons will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration. 

November 4, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated October 18, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Josianne Comeau, registration number 026130.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Comeau demonstrated a lack of professional judgment and conduct unbecoming a professional, and her conduct did not meet the standards of practice with respect to patient safety and safe practice, medication administration, infection prevention, work planning and organization, documentation and autonomy.  Ms. Comeau admitted, and the Committee found that she did not provide competent nursing care, and she failed to adhere to the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.

The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Comeau’s registration imposed by the Complaints Committee on July 14, 2020, be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Comeau will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration. 

October 18, 2021

Registration Revoked

In a decision dated September 20, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Jennifer Jean Ryan, registration number 024993.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Ryan failed to meet the standards of practice expected of a nurse by leaving her assigned unit for over an hour, failing to perform blood glucose checks on patients before meal time, using the hospital’s blood glucometer to check her own blood sugar, failing to complete assigned patient care, failing to complete any documentation during a shift, failing to take responsibility for her actions, and demonstrating that she was unfit to practice nursing. 

The Committee ordered that Ms. Ryan’s registration be revoked, and that she shall not be eligible to apply for reinstatement with a conditional registration unless and until she submits satisfactory evidence of her fitness to practice nursing. 

September 20, 2021

Registration Suspended

On August 25, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Norma Smith, registration number 016067, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Fitness to Practice (Review Committee). 

August 25, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated July 26, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee found that Kassandra Kirsten Braun, registration number 030193, was admittedly loud and used inappropriate and disrespectful language in front of patients, she admitted that she took food from patients’ meal trays after patients had refused them, she provided outside food to patients that could have conflicted with their prescribed dietary restrictions, and she demonstrated a lack of understanding of her role as a Registered Nurse and a lack of respect for the privacy and dignity of sensitive and emotional medical conversations.  The Committee found that Ms. Braun violated the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, and the NANB Standards for the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship.

The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Braun’s registration by the Complaints Committee on May 7, 2020, be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Braun will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration.  

July 26, 2021

Suspension Lifted and Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated July 12, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee reprimanded Melanie L’Anglais, registration number 026694 for violating the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, the NANB Practice Standard for Medication Administration (as it was then called), and the NANB Standards for Documentation when she stole Dilaudid from her workplace on several occasions in 2018 and falsified documentation to make it appear that narcotics were discarded when she had stolen them for her personal use.  Based on medical evidence and Ms. L’Anglais’ testimony, the Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee found that Ms. L’Anglais is fit to return to the practice of nursing with certain restrictions.  The Committee ordered that the suspension imposed on her registration by the Registrar on August 17, 2018, be lifted and that conditions be imposed on Ms. L’Anglais’ registration. 

July 12, 2021

Suspension Imposed and Reprimand Issued

In a decision dated May 31, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee found that Karen Anne Belliveau, registration number 017418, failed to assess and/or identify significant changes in a patient’s condition and failed to take appropriate action in relation to the patient’s declining health status.  Ms. Belliveau chose not to attend the hearing, which demonstrated a lack of accountability for her practice, showed disrespect for the proceedings of the Committee, and demonstrated an unwillingness to be governed. 

The Committee reprimanded Ms. Belliveau for violating the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.  The Committee suspended Ms. Belliveau’s registration until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Belliveau will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration.  The Committee also ordered that Ms. Belliveau pay a portion of the costs of the proceedings related to the Complaint. 

May 31, 2021

Registration Revoked

In a decision dated May 20, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Anne Boudreau, registration number 017629.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Boudreau’s actions (which included regularly asking her colleagues for money and food, stealing food and personal supplies from her employer, taking patients’ food, being distracted at work by calls and internet searches for financial loans, and working while unable to concentrate, make decisions, perform basic nursing care, or appropriately calculate medication dosages) constituted dishonesty and conduct unbecoming a member of NANB, and demonstrated that she was unfit to practice nursing.  Ms. Boudreau stated that she does not wish to return to the practice of nursing.

The Committee reprimanded Ms. Boudreau for dishonesty and for conduct unbecoming a member of NANB.  The Committee ordered that Ms. Boudreau’s registration be revoked, and that she will only be eligible to apply for reinstatement with a conditional registration when she submits satisfactory evidence of her fitness to practice nursing.

May 20, 2021

Registration Suspended

On May 19, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Tina Harding, registration number 026864, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee.

May 19, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated May 13, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Sarah Littlejohn, registration number 028005.   As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Littlejohn’s actions (including diverting narcotics from her workplace, working while under the influence of narcotics, and falsifying medical records) constituted professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a member of NANB, disregard for the welfare of patients, and dishonesty.  Ms. Littlejohn admitted and the Committee found that she failed to adhere to required narcotic control procedures, NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, NANB Standards for Documentation, and the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.

The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Littlejohn’s registration be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Littlejohn will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration. 

May 13, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated May 12, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee found that Pamela Anne Harvey, registration number 022890, ordered that patients be restrained without assessing other alternatives, inappropriately administered medications, failed to document according to the NANB Standards for Documentation, demonstrated no understanding of the importance of accurate documentation, and avoided therapeutic relationships with patients in favour of using medications.  Ms. Harvey did not demonstrate insight into her nursing practice deficiencies, took no accountability for them and did not demonstrate that she has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe, competent, ethical nursing care. 

The Discipline Committee reprimanded Ms. Harvey for violating the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards for Documentation, the NANB Practice Standard for Medication Administration, and the NANB Standards for the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship.  The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Harvey’s registration be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Harvey will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration.  The Committee also ordered that Ms. Harvey pay a fine and a portion of the costs of the proceedings related to the Complaint. 

May 12, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated April 20, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee found that Alison Gray, registration number 024023, was guilty of professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming a member of NANB.  The Committee found that Ms. Gray yelled at patients, used derogatory language to refer to patients, refused to provide care to vulnerable patients resulting in some patients becoming incontinent, removed the call bell from patients’ hands out of frustration, physically handled a patient in an aggressive and unsafe manner, treated her colleagues with disrespect, threw or slammed files and other objects, and other such behaviour.  The Committee found that such actions posed a risk to the public, that Ms. Gray did not demonstrate insight into her actions, and that she did not show that she has taken accountability for her admitted misconduct over the years.  The Committee found that Ms. Gray violated the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, and the NANB Standards for the Nurse-Client Relationship.

The Committee reprimanded Ms. Gray for her professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming a nurse, as well as for violating the Standards noted above.  The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Gray’s registration be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Gray will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration.  The Committee also ordered that Ms. Gray pay a portion of the costs of the proceedings related to the Complaint. 

April 20, 2021

Registration Suspended

On March 30, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Luc Moryl Blaquière, registration number 019896, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee.

March 30, 2021

Registration Suspended

On March 19, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Martine Pellerin, registration number 021263, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee.

March 19, 2021

Suspension Lifted and Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated March 12, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Sandie Leah Brown, registration number 028562.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Brown’s actions (which included bringing marijuana into the workplace, unprofessional retaliatory behaviour while administering medication, and disrespectful and aggressive communication toward colleagues) constituted professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming a member of NANB.  The Committee accepted evidence that Ms. Brown is now fit to practice nursing, and ordered that the suspension imposed on Ms. Brown’s registration by the Complaints Committee in a decision dated October 5, 2018 be lifted and conditions be imposed on Ms. Brown’s registration. 

March 12, 2021

Suspension Continued

On March 11, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee found that Joseph Luc Blaquière, registration number 019895, demonstrated incompetence and a lack of judgment by failing to adhere to the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and the Standards for Documentation.

The Discipline Committee reprimanded the member for not adhering to the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and the Standards for Documentation. The Committee ordered that the suspension of Mr. Blaquière’s registration be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Mr. Blaquière will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration.  The Committee also ordered that Mr. Blaquière pay a fine and a portion of the costs of the proceedings related to this Complaint.

March 11, 2021

Suspension Imposed and Reprimand Issued

In a decision dated March 5, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee (the “Committee”) found that Brenda Gail Phillips, registration number 022939 (the “Member”), demonstrated dishonesty by mispresenting her educational qualifications and her professional credentials from 2008-2017.  The Committee found that the Member disregarded the opinion of her health care professional that she was not fit to practice nursing, and then continued to practice nursing because she disagreed with that opinion.  The Committee found that the Member has not shown that she has taken accountability to ensure her fitness to practice, and no evidence with respect to the Member’s current fitness to practice was submitted. 

The Committee reprimanded the Member for her dishonesty and for violating the Code of Ethics and the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.  The Committee suspended the member’s registration until such time as she produces satisfactory evidence of her fitness to practice nursing. 

March 5, 2021

CONDITIONS LIFTED

Maryanne Elizabeth Stears (former name Anderson)

The conditions imposed on the registration of registrant number 028375 have been fulfilled and are hereby lifted effective February 10, 2021.

February 10, 2021

Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated February 8, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Andrea Clarke, registration number 023198.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Clarke failed to adhere to the NANB Practice Standard for Medication Administration, and ordered that conditions be imposed on her registration.  Ms. Clarke admitted to and accepted responsibility for the medication errors.

February 8, 2021

Conditions Lifted

The conditions imposed on the registration of Heather London, registration number 021451, have been fulfilled and are hereby lifted effective January 25, 2021.

January 25, 2021

Registration Suspended

On January 11, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Fernand Landry, registration number 022609, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee.

January 11, 2021

Registration Suspended

On January 11, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Elaine Bourdages, registration number 020817, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee.

January 11, 2021