The B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives has suspended a Surrey nurse for three months for the theft of a box of N95 masks from a hospital.
A college inquiry committee panel found the nurse had taken the box of masks, generally used in recent years for COVID-19 protection, in February 2020.
The June 14 decision said the nurse was also found to have over-reported practice hours to the regulator by 7,623 hours.
The college said the nurse has agreed to a suspension of their nursing registration for three months as well as a public reprimand.
The inquiry committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public, the college said.
The college is one of 18 regulatory bodies empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate health professions in B.C. It regulates the practice of four distinct professions: nursing, practical nursing, psychiatric nursing and midwifery.