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Fitness to Practise Committee

The Fitness to Practise Committee determines whether a nurse is incapacitated, and if so, what action may be necessary to protect the public.

According to the law, incapacitated means that a nurse is “suffering from a physical or mental condition or disorder that makes it desirable in the interest of the public that the member’s certificate of registration be subject to terms, conditions or limitations, or that the member no longer be permitted to practise.”1

If a nurse is found to be incapacitated, the committee can revoke or suspend their certificate of registration (for an indefinite period of time), or have specific terms, conditions or limitations attached to it.

Referrals to the committee can be resolved with a hearing, or with an agreement (also known as an undertaking) where the nurse formally agrees to comply with appropriate medical treatment and/or practice in accordance with specified terms.

Fitness to Practise hearings are closed to the public and Committee decisions are not published. However, a note will be added on CNO’s public register, Find a Nurse, to indicate if the nurse is allowed to practice, and if so, what restrictions are in place to protect the public.

The Fitness to Practise Committee has established rules and practice directions that govern the hearings process.

1 Refer to Section 1(1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Fitness to Practise Committee Members


Michael Hogard, RPN, Chair 
Janet Adanty, RN*
Andrea Arkell, PM 
Jay Armitage, PM 
Eloisa Busto, RPN* 
Antonia Colarossi, NP*
Tim Crowder, PM
Jean-Laurent Domingue, RN*
Sylvia Douglas, PM 
Ramona Dunn, RN 
David Edwards, RPN
Tomoko Fukushima, RN
Carly Gilchrist, RPN*
Shaneika Grey, RPN*
Lynn Hall, RN*
Tyler Hands, RN
Max Hamlyn, RPN*
Neil Hillier, RPN 
Nazlin Hirji, RN*
Carly Hourigan, PM 
Aisha Jahangir, RN
Morgan Krauter, NP
Karen LaForet, RN*
Sandra Larmour, PM

Sarah Louwagie, RPN*
Marnie MacDougall, PM
Mary MacNeil, RN*
Benson Mathai, RPN*
Jane Mathews, RN*
Donna May, RPN
Ian McKinnon, PM 
Sharon Moore, RN*
Edsel Mutia, RN
Shakhnoz Niezova, RN*
Andrea Norgate, RN*
Patricia Nowieka-Bujko, RPN*
Lalitha Poonasamy, PM
Susan Roger, RN*
Martin Sabourin, RN
Michael Schroder, NP*
Emilija Stojsavljevic, RPN*
Sherry Szucsko-Bedard, RN*
Kari Van Camp, NP*
Terah White, RPN*
Ingrid Wiltshire-Stoby, NP*

* Appointed committee member

Fitness to Practise Committee Annual Report

Page last reviewed November 23, 2022