Registration and Licensure Details

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Registration Number:
13358
Given Name(s):
Crystal
Last Name(s):
Barkhouse
Register:
Licensed Practical Nurses
Category of Licence:
Licensed Practical Nurse - Conditional
Active Date:
November 01, 2019
Expiry Date:
October 31, 2020
Essential Information:
Restricted License:
a. Ms. Barkhouse is restricted to practising nursing only as an employee within her current position with her current employer (that is, her employer as at the date of this Complaints Committee meeting and as previously approved by the College), at the discretion of, and in accordance with, any conditions and restrictions imposed by her employer; b. Ms. Barkhouse is restricted to working only when a Registered Nurse or another Licenced Practical Nurse is present for general supervision, monitoring and oversight of her nursing practice (i.e., there must be at least one other RN or LPN present in person on the unit at all times for supervisory purposes while she is working), and where that supervising person is aware of the restrictions upon her and the allegations upon which these restrictions are based; and c. Ms. Barkhouse is restricted from working with patients who are/can reasonably be determined to be “vulnerable”, with such determination to be made by the supervising staff person on duty at the relevant time who meets the criteria as above in subsection (b).

Decisions and Outcomes

Decision Outcomes:
Condition or restriction
Date:
February 25, 2020

Following an investigation of concerns regarding Crystal Barkhouse’s conduct, on February 25, 2020, the NSCN Complaints Committee imposed conditions/restrictions upon Ms. Barkhouse’s licence under the authority of Section 81 of the Nursing Act. The condition/restrictions will remain in effect until lifted, superseded or annulled by the Complaints Committee or the Professional Conduct Committee, as the case may be. The professional conduct process is ongoing. The conditions/restrictions are as follows:

  1. Ms. Barkhouse is restricted to practising nursing only as an employee within her current position with her current employer (that is, her employer as at the date of this Complaints Committee meeting and as previously approved by the College), at the discretion of, and in accordance with, any conditions and restrictions imposed by her employer;
  2. Ms. Barkhouse is restricted to working only when a Registered Nurse or another Licenced Practical Nurse is present for general supervision, monitoring and oversight of her nursing practice (i.e., there must be at least one other RN or LPN present in person on the unit at all times for supervisory purposes while she is working), and where that supervising person is aware of the restrictions upon her and the allegations upon which these restrictions are based; and
  3. Ms. Barkhouse is restricted from working with patients who are/can reasonably be determined to be “vulnerable”, with such determination to be made by the supervising staff person on duty at the relevant time who meets the criteria as above in subsection (b).