College warns Bowser woman not certified to work as nurse

College of Licenced Practical Nurses issues ‘public safety’ bulletin

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC) is alerting potential employers and the public that a Bowser woman is not a registered LPN and may not practice in B.C.

The CLPNBC took the step of posting a public safety announcement on its website Friday, April 13, 2018, “in an effort to protect the public.”

The announcement stated that Catlin Popp of Bowser is not a current registrant of CLPNBC, and that, as a result:

• Popp is not entitled to work or practise in British Columbia as a licensed practical nurse or to refer to herself as a “nurse,” a “licensed practical nurse” or an “LPN,” and

• She does not have authority to provide practical nursing services that may only be provided by LPNs or other qualified health professionals holding current registration, who are subject to regulatory oversight under the Health Professions Act and who have met the requirements to provide those services safely, competently and ethically.

The CLPNBC announcement said Popp previously held registration as a licensed practical nurse, from July 5, 2013 to December 31, 2013, but she did not renew her registration, which was cancelled effective January 1, 2014.

The college said it is required to post such notices to protect the public, and added that, “It is essential that anyone seeking to hire a licensed practical nurse confirm that they are registered with CLPNBC before hiring them, to ensure that they have been authorized to practise by CLPNBC.”

— CLPNBC news release

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach cinema group reaches fundraising goal

Organization wants to see a multi-use cinema in town

Man taken to hospital after driving off road in Qualicum Beach

51-year-old man from Port Alberni struck parked vehicle

City of Parksville rejected sharps disposal containers from Island Health

Mayor says cost of maintaining boxes too much for city

Parksville hopes ‘cookies and carols’ become annual holiday tradition

Free, all-ages community event set for next month

Man, 50, dies following incident in downtown Parksville

Teenage girl hailed as hero for intervening after witnessing situation unfold

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

Campbell River RCMP officer assaulted during traffic stop

Officer expected to make a full recovery; had been conducting impaired driving investigation alone

BC SPCA seeks help after senior cat attacked by dog twice

Nine-year-old tabby named Meow Meow will need her front leg amputated

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex-boyfriend for $2,000

After the two broke up, documents state, they agree to share custody of the dog, named Harlen

Abbotsford police chief mulls more enforcement of homeless lawbreakers

‘When all else has failed we have to hold people accountable,’ Police Chief Mike Serr tells council

Striking Vancouver hotel workers, employer reach ‘tentative’ agreement

Employees of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia have been out at picket lines since talks broke off on Sept. 21

RCMP cut free activists chained to Kelowna bank, placed under arrest

The group is protesting Interior Savings Credit Union’s support of Kelowna Ribfest

Cell phone tickets worse tax grab than speed limits, SenseBC says

Distracted driving statistics questioned as B.C. tickets pile up

Most Read