Registration and Licensure Details

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Registration Number:
29970
Given Name(s):
ROBERT MICHAEL
Last Name(s):
MCNEIL
Register:
Registered Nurses
Category of Licence:
Not Licenced
Essential Information:
None

Decisions and Outcomes

Decision Outcomes:
Revocation, Suspension
Date:
September 15, 2016

Consent Revocation 

The Professional Conduct Committee of the College of Registered of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) met on September 15, 2016 to review an application for consent revocation from Robert Michael McNeil, which was presented to the Committee with the consent of CRNNS. The application was made pursuant to section 86 of the Regulations made under the Registered Nurses Act.

In his application for consent revocation, Mr. McNeil admitted to the following allegations of incompetence and professional misconduct:

  1. On more than one occasion between 2009 and 2012, he failed to demonstrate the leadership expected of a Registered Nurse;
  2. On more than one occasion between 2009 and 2012, he failed to be accountable and responsible for his own actions and decisions;
  3. On more than one occasion between 2009 and 2012, he failed to communicate professionally with co-workers, patients and/or families;
  4. On more than one occasion between 2009 and 2012, he failed to provide safe and/or appropriate care to patients;
  5. On more than one occasion between 2009 and 2012, he failed to adequately and/or accurately document;
  6. On more than one occasion between 2009 and 2012, he failed to safely and/or appropriately administer medication; and
  7. Between 2009 and 2012, he failed to demonstrate competencies to practice as a Registered Nurse.

The Professional Conduct Committee accepted Mr. McNeil’s application and revoked his license and registration, effective September 15, 2016.

The Committee also ordered that Mr. McNeil shall not be entitled to make an application for re-instatement of his license and registration until at least September 15, 2018.

In making the decision, the Committee noted that revocation of Mr. McNeil’s license and registration was consistent with CRNNS’s mandate to protect the public and ensure public confidence in the nursing profession. Further, given Mr. McNeil’s prior discipline history with CRNNS, the Committee found few if any mitigating factors.

Read the complete decision and reasons of the PCC, including the application for consent revocation without attachments.


Continuation of Suspension

On September 26, 2005, the Professional Conduct Committee of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (the College) accepted a Settlement Proposal agreed upon by the College and Robert Michael McNeil and recommended by the Complaints Committee of the College. The Complaints Committee had previously ordered an interim suspension of Mr. McNeil’s licence to practise nursing, pending further disposition by the Professional Conduct Committee.

The Settlement Proposal was advanced pursuant to Section 34 of the Registered Nurses Regulations. In the Settlement Proposal, Mr. McNeil admitted the following allegations set out in the Notice of Hearing:

  1. Between January 2003 and March 2004, Mr. McNeil failed to practise nursing with appropriate knowledge, skill and judgment;
  2. Between January 2003 and March 2004, Mr. McNeil failed to ensure safe administration of medications;
  3. Between January 2003 and July 2004, Mr. McNeil failed to be accountable and responsible for his own nursing practice; and,
  4. Between January 2003 and March 2004, Mr. McNeil failed to accurately document and chart.

Mr. McNeil admits that the above allegations amount to incompetence as defined in the Registered Nurses Act.

The Settlement Proposal provides that Mr. McNeil’s licence to practise nursing will continue to be suspended until:

  1. Mr. McNeil successfully completes the modified Grant MacEwan College Nursing Re-Entry Program with a six-week clinical component; and
  2. Mr. McNeil provides a medical report satisfactory to the College indicating that there are no impediments to his return to the practice of nursing.

The Settlement Proposal provides that a breach of an undertaking pursuant to the Settlement Proposal shall constitute professional misconduct and may form the subject of a hearing before the Professional Conduct Committee.

In March 2008 Mr. McNeil successfully completed the modified Grant MacEwan College Nursing Re-Entry Program (with a six-week clinical component) and provided a satisfactory medical report to the College indicating that there are no impediments to his return to the practice of nursing. On March 19, 2008, the suspension of Mr. McNeil's licence was lifted and his licence was restored. There are no conditions or restrictions on Mr. McNeil's licence to practise nursing.