Registration and Licensure Details

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Registration Number:
26973
Given Name(s):
KEVIN ANTHONY
Last Name(s):
LEBLANC
Register:
Registered Nurses
Category of Licence:
Not Licenced
Essential Information:
Mr. LeBlanc shall, at his own expense, within 3 months of obtaining an active practising licence, provide proof that he has successfully completed the NCSBN “Professional Boundaries in Nursing” Continuing Education course.

Mr. LeBlanc shall, following completion of the NCSBN “Professional Boundaries in Nursing” Continuing Education course, and within 5 months of obtaining an active practising licence, review the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses (2012), the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, and the Professional Boundaries and the Nurse-Client Relationship: Keeping it Safe and Therapeutic (Guidelines for Registered Nurses) documents, and write a reflective essay of approximately 750 words, satisfactory to the CRNNS, discussing what he has learned from this experience and his review of these documents with respect to being accountable for his practice, and further, what he will do to incorporate this learning into his practice on an ongoing basis to ensure that these issues do not arise again.

Decisions and Outcomes

Decision Outcomes:
Condition or restriction, Reprimand
Date:
May 18, 2016

Consent Reprimand
Conditions on Licence
Ingersoll, ON

On May 18, 2016, the Complaints Committee of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) ordered that pursuant to s. 58(3)(d) of the Registered Nurses Regulations, and with the consent of Mr. LeBlanc, he receive a reprimand for breaching professional boundaries with clients.

The Committee also decided, pursuant to s. 58(3)(e) of the Regulations, and with Mr. LeBlanc’s consent, to impose the following conditions on Mr. LeBlanc’s licence, which shall apply should he qualify for an active practising licence:

  1. Mr. LeBlanc shall, at his own expense, within 3 months of obtaining an active practising licence, provide proof that he has successfully completed the NCSBN “Professional Boundaries in Nursing” Continuing Education course.
  2. Mr. LeBlanc shall, following completion of the NCSBN “Professional Boundaries in Nursing” Continuing Education course, and within 5 months of obtaining an active practising licence, review the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses (2012), the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, and the Professional Boundaries and the Nurse-Client Relationship: Keeping it Safe and Therapeutic (Guidelines for Registered Nurses) documents, and write a reflective essay of approximately 750 words, satisfactory to the CRNNS, discussing what he has learned from this experience and his review of these documents with respect to being accountable for his practice, and further, what he will do to incorporate this learning into his practice on an ongoing basis to ensure that these issues do not arise again.

Mr. LeBlanc engaged in communication with two clients via social media, in which he made comments about the clients’ physical appearance and attempted to engage in a social and/or romantic relationship with them. The Committee noted that Mr. LeBlanc demonstrated little insight into his behaviour and failed to recognize that it was his responsibility to be aware of and maintain professional boundaries.

The Committee determined that Mr. LeBlanc breached the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and the Code of Ethics, and that these breaches constituted professional misconduct.  On June 9, 2016, Mr. LeBlanc consented to the reprimand and conditions on his licence.