Newfoundland and Labrador Registration No. 17776
On September 26, 2014, an Adjudication Tribunal established under the Registered Nurses Act, 2008, held a hearing into a Complaint by Western Health against Chad Ford (the “Respondent”), ARNNL Registration # 17776.
The Adjudication Tribunal accepted an Agreed Statement of Facts in which the Respondent admitted that he had engaged in conduct deserving of sanction under the Registered Nurses Act, 2008, sections 18(c)(i) professional misconduct and 18(c)(v) acting in breach of the Code of Ethics. The Respondent admitted that he fraudulently completed and submitted medical leave certificates to his employer, accepted leave benefits for which he was not entitled, and was dishonest with his employer in a discussion regarding the leave certificates.
The Adjudication Tribunal found that the Respondent had engaged in conduct deserving of sanction and accepted a Joint Submission on Penalty put forth by the Respondent and the ARNNL. Pursuant to section 28(3) of the Registered Nurses Act, 2008, the Adjudication Tribunal, ordered:
1. Suspension of the Respondent’s nursing license for a three month period effective from September 26, 2014 to December 26, 2014.
2. The return of the Respondent’s nursing license shall be subject to the following:
a) The Respondent successfully completing the Jurisprudence – The Legislation and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador module though Practice Newfoundland and Labrador, Continuing Education Portal;
b) The Respondent successfully completing the Canadian Nurses Association Online Learning modules on the Code of Ethics;
c) The Respondent meeting with the ARNNL Nursing Consultant – Policy and Practice for the purpose of review and reflection on the Standards of Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics.
3. The Respondent pay 25% of the costs incurred by the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador in the investigation and hearing of the Complaint to a maximum of $2,500.
The conduct occurred during the period from or about May 17, 2013 to or about October 24, 2013 while the Respondent practiced as a Registered Nurse at the Corner Brook Long Term Care Home, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.