Discipline Decisions

Complaints & Discipline
Recent Decisions

The decisions of the Complaints, Discipline or Fitness to Practice (Review) Committees are provided promptly to the nurse, the complainant, and the nurse’s employer(s). The Association must give public notice of all suspensions, revocations, and impositions of restrictions, conditions or limitations on a nurse’s registration.

Listed below are notices of suspensions and revocations, as well as notices of restrictions, conditions or limitations that have been imposed on nurses’ registrations as a result of Discipline Committee or Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee decisions. To verify the registration status of any member, please contact the Registrar.

Registration Verification

NANB Statement Regarding the Registration Status of Donna Collins

Over the past several months, NANB has received several inquiries regarding the registration status of Donna Collins. Donna Collins was actively registered with NANB as a Registered Nurse from 2000–2012 and as a Nurse Practitioner from 2012–2013. Her registration with NANB expired on December 31, 2013, after which she was no longer authorized to practice nursing or use the titles Registered Nurse (RN) or Nurse Practitioner (NP).  

Following a disciplinary hearing on November 22, 2017, Ms. Collins was reprimanded by the Discipline Committee and issued a fine for improper use of actual and fictitious nursing designations such as RN, NP, “RN+” and “DNP”, while not being a registered member of NANB.  Donna Collins has not been registered with NANB since December 31, 2013. She is not authorized to practice nursing in New Brunswick, to hold herself out as a person authorized to practice nursing, or to use such designations.

Discipline Committee Decision Summary

February 24, 2020

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 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