A nurse in Nanaimo has been handed a one-week suspension for asking a coworker to create fake COVID-19 vaccination records and sharing vaccine misinformation online, according to the B.C. College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
In a discipline notice posted Sunday, Sept. 4, the BCCNM said it approved a consent agreement signed by nurse Jeremiah Isaksen following “practice issues” from 2021 through March 2022.
According to the BCCNM, Isaksen worked as a community health nurse with a “high-risk population” while the issues occurred.
“(He) requested that a coworker create false vaccination records for him and said/shared on social media that the COVID-19 vaccine was unnecessary, unsafe, and possibly lethal,” the college said in the notice.
The BCCNM said Isaksen also supplied an elder with “edible cannabis products” outside their health-care plan.
Along with voluntarily agreeing to a one-week license suspension, Isaksen agreed to review informed consent and complete a course on ethics.
“To support knowledge translation into future practice, he will discuss his learning in relation to his conduct with a BCCNM practice consultant,” the college added.