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Disciplinary Actions

Angela Vanderwal (Venn De La Lune), RMT

Location:
Victoria, BC
 
Date of Action:
December 6, 2022

Nature of Action: The registrant, Angela Vanderwal (Venn De La Lune), voluntarily entered into an undertaking and consent agreement with the Inquiry Committee of the College.

As part of the agreement, the registrant agreed to the following terms:

  1. a one-week suspension;
  2. a formal reprimand;
  3. undertakings not to repeat the conduct;
  4. completion of intensive remedial coursework on professional ethics; and
  5. payment of a portion of the costs of the investigation in the amount of $250.

Reasons: The undertaking and consent agreement relates to an investigation initiated by the Inquiry Committee on its own motion.

As part of the undertaking and consent agreement, the registrant admitted to:

  1. not holding valid Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification between December 16, 2018 and January 1, 2020, and therefore violating section 63.3 of the College’s Bylaws; and
  2. making two false declarations to the College when uploading documentation to the College’s online Registrant Portal, as follows:
    1. The registrant uploaded, in the College’s online Registrant Portal, a certificate from the Canadian Red Cross stating that the registrant had successfully completed Standard First Aid with CPR-C, with the date of issue listed as December 16, 2015 and the date of expiry listed as December 16, 2018. The registrant entered, in the Registrant Portal, that the date of the certification was December 19, 2016 and the date of expiration was December 19, 2019, which was not correct. The registrant then made a false declaration by checking a box next to the following text: “I certify that I have reviewed the requirements in s. 63.3 of the By-laws and I am uploading a valid certificate.”
    2. The registrant uploaded, in the College’s online Registrant Portal, a certificate from St. Mark James training stating that the registrant had successfully completed Standard First Aid with CPR-C, with the date of issue listed as January 31, 2019 and the date of expiry listed as January 31, 2022. The registrant entered, in the Registrant Portal, that the certifying organization was St. John Ambulance, which was not correct. The registrant then made a false declaration by checking a box next to the following text: “I certify that I have reviewed the requirements in s. 63.3 of the Bylaws and I am uploading a valid certificate.” [St. Mark James is not recognized by the College as an approved provider of Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification.]

A failure by a registrant to meet Bylaw requirements and to accurately report required information to the College impedes the College’s statutory obligation to regulate the massage therapy profession in the public interest.

The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms of the undertaking and consent agreement will protect the public interest.

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