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Thestar.com quotes Brian Smeenk in an article about nurses college response to the Wettlaufer case

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“Nurses college under fire over Wettlaufer case” by Sandro Contenta, Thestar.com

Thestar.com quotes Toronto lawyer Brian Smeenk in an article about nurses college response to the Wettlaufer case.

Labour lawyer Brian Smeenk has long called for the college to place interim restrictions on nurses when an employer flags practices that clearly put the public at risk.

He represented Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre when it fired a drug-addicted nurse in February 2013 for stealing medication from the hospital, and altering medical records, over the course of five years. “The college didn’t place restrictions on her ability to practise until November 2015,” Smeenk says.

“In the meantime the hospital hadn’t heard a word from the college about the case,” he says. “It was a mystery to us how the college came to a decision, because they never heard from (hospital) management about what actually happened.”

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