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Licensed Practical Nurses
As off April 23, 2020 R. Cedric Thibault licence has been suspended on an interim basis.
Decisions and Outcomes
July 08, 2021
The NSCN Complaints Committee issued a decision regarding a complaint filed against Richard Cedric Thibault, LPN Registration No. 7104. The Complaints Committee ordered, with R. Cedric Thibault’s consent, that he receive a reprimand pursuant to section 76(1)(e) of the Nursing Act.
R. Cedric Thibault admitted that, on six occasions, he misappropriated medications from his workplace that were intended to be discarded. R. Cedric Thibault further admitted that he provided this medication to a person with whom he had a personal relationship.
The admitted conduct falls within the definition of “professional misconduct” set out in the Nursing Act:
‘professional misconduct’ includes such conduct or acts relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional, including
(d) misappropriating personal property, drugs or other property belonging to a client or an employer;
Accordingly, the Complaints Committee determined that the information gathered in the investigation, if proven before the Professional Conduct Committee, would constitute professional misconduct.
R. Cedric Thibault acknowledged that his conduct was wrong, and expressed regret and a commitment to never engage in similar conduct. The Complaints Committee also noted that there was no allegation that conduct resulted in the denial of medication to a resident, and the information obtained in the investigation supported that the medication was intended to be discarded.
The Complaints Committee determined that a reprimand was appropriate in this matter. A reprimand is a licensing sanction, which can only be ordered by the Complaints Committee with R. Cedric Thibault’s consent. On August 9, 2021, R. Cedric Thibault consented to the reprimand.