Discipline Decisions

Complaints & Discipline
Recent Decisions

The decision of the Discipline or Review Committee is provided promptly to the nurse, the complainant, the nurse’s employer(s), and the Association must give public notice of all suspensions and revocations.

Listed are notices of suspensions and revocations arising from Discipline or Review Committee decisions in the previous 12 months. To verify the registration status of any member, please contact the registrar.

Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated December 14, 2016, the NANB Discipline Committee ordered that conditions be imposed on the registration of registrant number 028876. The Committee found that the member demonstrated incompetence and professional misconduct.The Discipline Committee ordered that, within 12 months of the date of the Order, the member meet the imposed conditions and pay costs to NANB in the amount of $1500.

December 14, 2016

Reprimand Issued

In a decision dated December 9, 2016, the NANB Discipline Committee reprimanded Stephanie Claire Lyons, registration number 026489, for professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a member and a disregard for the welfare of a vulnerable patient under her care as demonstrated by a breach of patient privacy and confidentiality and by failing to protect the patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality. The Discipline Committee ordered that the member meet conditions within 7 months of the date of this Order. The Committee also ordered that within 12 months of the date of the Order, the member pay a portion of the costs of the Complaint in the amount of $2500 and pay a fine in the amount of $1000.

December 9, 2016

Registration Revoked

On October 18, 2016, the NANB Discipline Committee found Joseph Fernand Richard, registration number 018467, responsible for his conduct and actions. The committee also found that the member demonstrated incompetence, professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a member, dishonesty, a disregard for the welfare and safety of patients, a lack of judgement, integrity and that his practice was deficient in regards to medication administration and documentation.

The Discipline Committee ordered that the member’s registration be revoked and that he be prohibited from practising nursing or representing himself as a nurse. He shall be eligible to apply for reinstatement, upon satisfactory completion of conditions, one year from the date of the Committee’s order. The member was also ordered to pay, within 24 months of his return to the active practice of nursing, a portion of the costs in the amount of $3500 and the remainder of the portion of the costs in the amount of $1500, ordered by the Discipline Committee, April 7, 2015.

October 18, 2016

Registration Suspended

The Nurses Association of New Brunswick hereby gives notice that the registration of Lynn M. McRae (former name Blaquière), registrant number 023625, is suspended effective October 4, 2016, pending the outcome of a hearing before the Discipline Committee.

October 4, 2016

Reprimand Issued, Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated July 7, 2016, the NANB Discipline Committee reprimanded Joseph Sylvain Pelletier, registration number 019560, for not adhering to the standards of practice for registered nurses and the standards for medication administration and for documentation. The Discipline Committee found that the member is responsible for his conduct, actions and omissions and that he demonstrated a lack of insight in that he put patients’ safety at risk by practising beyond his scope of practice and by his lack of communication and documentation. The Committee found that the member demonstrated incompetence, professional misconduct, a lack of judgment and communication and a disregard for the welfare and safety of patients. The Discipline Committee ordered that conditions be imposed on the member’s registration. The Committee further ordered that conditions he pay costs in the amount of $6,000 within 24 months of the order.

July 7, 2016