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Elizabeth Irene Camp, HC06391
The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct. In late 2019, the Member provided foot care without adequate infection prevention and control measures, including failing to sterilize foot care instruments between patients. Public Health Ontario issued the Member an order to stop all foot care operations until a public health inspector verified that the operation may resume. The Member provided footcare to a patient in contravention of this order. Public Health Ontario issued a second order requiring the Member to provide all past and patient names, contact information and appointments. The Member refused to comply with this second order. The Member was summonsed under the Provincial Offences Act for failing to comply with the orders, pled guilty and was sentenced to six months of probation and a fine.
Discipline Committee’s Findings
Based on the Member’s admissions, a panel of the Discipline Committee of the College of Nurses of Ontario (the “Panel”) found that the Member:
- was found guilty of an offence relevant to the Member’s suitability to practise;
- contravened a standard of practice of the profession or failed to meet the standard of practice of the profession; and
- engaged in conduct or performed an act, relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable and unprofessional.
Discipline Committee’s Order
The College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”) and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission on Order requesting that the Panel make an order that included the following:
- an oral reprimand;
- a 4-month suspension; and
- terms, conditions and limitations including:
- attending 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert;
- successful completion of a course in Infection Prevention and Control;
- employer notification for 12 months;
- 4 random spot audits of the Member’s practice over 12 months; and
- no independent practice for 12 months.
The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order, concluding that the proposed order was reasonable and in the public interest. The Panel noted that the Member cooperated with the CNO and accepted responsibility by agreeing to the facts and a proposed order.