Nature of Action: A section 39(2) order by consent under section 37.1 of the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183. Following the issuance of a citation giving notice of a formal discipline hearing, the respondent, LaLonnie Wood, who was at the time a former registrant, made a proposal to enter into a consent order with the Inquiry Committee. Ms. Wood agreed to an order by the Inquiry Committee that:
Given this resolution, a formal discipline hearing will not proceed.
Read Ms. Wood’s proposal (PDF).
Read the Consent Order and Reasons (PDF).
Reasons: Ms. Wood admitted that she committed unprofessional conduct by failing to respond to the following communications from the College:
In its reasons, the Inquiry Committee noted that Ms. Wood ceased to be a registrant of CMTBC on January 6, 2022 due to her failure to renew her registration. The Inquiry Committee also noted that if she applies for reinstatement of registration, her application will be addressed by the Registration Committee in accordance with section 20 of the Health Professions Act and the Bylaws of the College, including as they may be amended. She will not have an automatic right to registration and will be required to meet all legislative and bylaw requirements relating to registration, including those relating to good character; and pursuant to section 54(5) of the College Bylaws will be required to satisfy the Registration Committee that her registration will not pose an undue risk to public health or safety or otherwise be contrary to the public interest.
The Inquiry Committee considered Ms. Wood’s admitted conduct to be serious. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the consent order in this matter appropriately reflects the seriousness of Ms. Wood’s conduct and protects the public interest.