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A Surrey nurse has been suspended for two days and ordered to undergo rehabilitation after admitting delivering drugs through the post in September 2021.
At the time, Ravneet Kaur Kaler was employed as a licensed practical nurse with a community pharmacy program that delivered and dispensed medications to patients in their homes, according to a summary of the consent agreement between Kaler and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives posted on the college’s website last week.
The summary states that Kaler “did not follow proper standards, employer policies and instructions” when he moved the drugs through the mail slot.
Doing so means it does not involve “any examination or evaluation of the patient’s health status,” according to the BCCNM.
He also caused a breach of a patient’s personal health information, the notes summarize, because the mailing address through which he delivered the drugs was to the wrong address.
According to the summary, Kaler voluntarily agreed to several conditions, including a two-day suspension of her nursing registration, public reprimand, and “remedial education in medication error prevention, patient privacy and ethics.”
He must also participate in the consultation process with the regulatory practice to address “fundamental issues (consent agreement with the college).”