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

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