A Nanaimo nurse has been suspended for one week for sharing on social media that the COVID-19 vaccine was unnecessary, unsafe and possibly lethal.
The BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) also identified problems in which Jeremiah Isaksen asked a co-worker to create falsified vaccination records.
On Sept. 4, the college approved a consent agreement with Isaksen to address the practice issues occurring from 2021 through June 2022 while he was working as a community health nurse.
“He supplied an elder with edible cannabis products, outside of the elder's health-care plan,” a college public notice said.
The college said Isaksen voluntarily agreed to the suspension and agreed to review informed consent and complete a course on ethics.
“To support knowledge translation into future practice, he will discuss his learning in relation to his conduct with a BCCNM practice consultant,” the notice said.
The college is one of 18 regulatory bodies empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate health professions in B.C. It regulates the practice of four distinct professions: nursing, practical nursing, psychiatric nursing and midwifery.
Similar legislation in other self-regulated areas such as the legal and notary public professions also allow citizens to know about discipline issues in the public interest.
“The inquiry committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public,” the college said.