British Columbia nurse suspended for spying on records and disrespecting

A Vernon nurse, Michael Wood, accessed medical records unnecessarily, failed to document all client interactions, and failed to work scheduled hours.

A Vernon nurse has been suspended for six months for accessing the medical records of people with whom he had no professional connection.

A BC College of Nurses & Midwives Board of Inquiry found that Michael Wood viewed medical records he did not need to access, did not document all client interactions and did not work at scheduled times.

Additionally, a second ruling found that Wood had been disrespectful to his co-workers and failed to meet workplace mileage requirements.

The college said the incidents took place between January and October 2019.

In addition to the suspension, Wood received a public reprimand, is limited to being a single registered nurse on duty for six months, cannot hold a supervisory role or teach students for 12 months, and must submit to the supervision of practice for three months. .

Wood was also ordered to take remedial courses in ethics, respect for workplaces, documentation, professional standards and confidentiality.

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