Nurse guilty of professional misconduct
TORONTO — An Ontario nurse who killed eight seniors in her care has been found guilty of professional misconduct and had her certification revoked by the province’s nursing regulator.
“This is the most egregious and disgraceful conduct this panel has ever considered,” said Grace Fox, the chair of the five-person disciplinary panel at the College of Nurses of Ontario that heard Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s case.
In June, Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of eight seniors, attempted murder of four others and aggravated assault of two more people, all by way of insulin overdoses, between 2007 and 2016.
She confessed to the murders while at a psychiatric hospital in Toronto in the fall before detailing the crimes to police in Woodstock, Ont. The disciplinary panel deemed Wettlaufer’s conduct unprofessional, dishonourable and disgraceful.