Port Alberni man has nursing licence banned for 5 years for sexual offences

Port Alberni man has nursing licence banned for 5 years for sexual offences
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The B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) says a Port Alberni man has had his licence banned for five years after he pleaded guilty to multiple sexual offences, and for harassing colleagues.

In 2019, the Port Alberni RCMP said they began investigating local man Colin Hall in March of that year for multiple sexual assaults, which involved multiple victims and spanned several years.

Mounties also said several of the victims were minors at the time of the allegations.

In 2019, he was charged with seven counts of sexual interference, seven counts of sexual assault and three counts of invitation to sexual touching.

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In a notice on Tuesday, the BCCNM said Hall voluntarily agreed to have his nursing licence banned for five years, and that if he were to reapply for registration in the future, he would need to undergo a review of “fitness, competence, and good character” by the college.

The BCCNM said the decision came after the “registrant’s guilty pleas to sexual offences.”

The college also confirmed with CHEK News that it worked with the Port Alberni RCMP during the process.

“The Inquiry Committee found that the most severe outcome was necessary to ensure that public safety was not compromised and to maintain confidence in the regulator’s mandate of protecting the public,” said the BCCNM in its notice.

“The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.”

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