Jul 25, 2017
By Valerie Massie
An Ontario nurse who killed eight seniors in her care has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the province’s nursing regulator.
A five-person disciplinary panel at the College of Nurses of Ontario says the case of Elizabeth Wettlaufer involves the most egregious and disgraceful conduct it has ever seen.
A convicted serial killing nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care faces a disciplinary hearing today. The College of Nurses of Ontario alleges Elizabeth Wettlaufer committed professional misconduct when she overdosed 14 patients. But many want to know why the College didn’t punish Wettlaufer before she confessed to her crimes and voluntarily resigned her status as a nurse. She was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of eight elderly patients and was also found guilty of four attempted murders and aggravated assault. Dr. Doris Grinspun, Chief Executive Officer- Registered Nurses’ Association and CARP VP Advocacy Wanda Morris join Libby to discuss.