Long-term care homes and agency didn’t properly check fake nurse’s credentials, Ontario documents show – CBC

Province says 3 LTC homes — 2 in Hamilton, 1 in Toronto — complied with all orders

Mar 22, 2024

One long-term care home in Hamilton that hired a fake nurse didn’t properly check her credentials and two other care homes in Ontario didn’t check them at all, according to provincial inspection reports.

The agency the purported nurse belonged to also didn’t properly check her records, the reports say.

Without that check, they didn’t see the 29-year-old Mississauga woman, who now faces criminal charges, was already named on the College of Nurses of Ontario’s (CNO) list of unregistered practitioners, according to the reports.

“I am very surprised and that is very concerning,” said Doris Grinspun, chief executive officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. “That would be considered negligence.”

On March 8, Hamilton police announced charges against the woman, who’s accused of forging a real nurse’s credentials.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-toronto-fake-nurse-inspection-reports-1.7144833

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