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A BC nurse’s registration has been suspended for one year over concerns about an intimate relationship with a former client.

The BC College of Nurses and Midwives said Chilliwack-based Ashley Gritner voluntarily agreed to the suspension and other sanctions related to incidents that occurred between April 2021 and February 2022.

According to a consent agreement summary shared by the college, Gritner violated “professional boundaries” after encountering a client while working as a case manager in Chillivac’s intensive case management program.

About two months after the termination of the clinical nurse-client relationship, Ms Gretner engaged in a close relationship with a vulnerable former client, the BCCNM summary said.

With the 12-month suspension, Gretner will not be able to work as a single nurse on duty, supervise nursing students, or work in an independent community-based practice for a year after returning to her role.

He must also complete remedial training on boundaries and professional ethics and require direct supervision for three months.

“The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the conditions will protect the public,” the BCCNM summary said.


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