Former B.C. registered nurse agrees to four-week suspension after providing anti-COVID vaccine information

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      The British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives has reached a consent agreement with a former registered nurse regarding some of her off-duty activities.

      Carole Garfield of West Kelowna and the college agreed that the used her personal cellphone and email to contact a vulnerable client to recommend "alternative pseudo-science modalities".

      In addition, the consent agreement states that Garfield provided anti-COVID vaccine information.

      As a result, her nursing registration was suspended for four weeks. Garfield is also prohibited from being the sole RN on duty for a period of six months.

      In addition, she must take "remedial education in ethics, boundaries, documentation, privacy & confidentiality, and the professional nursing standards".