Nurse Wettlaufer lied on applications but regulator didn’t follow up, inquiry hears

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The lawyer for a Woodstock, Ont., long-term care home that fired Elizabeth Wettlaufer in 2014 for making a medication error says the nurse’s regulatory body didn’t consider public safety enough when handling the serial killer’s file. The College of Nurses of Ontario was in a unique position to assess Wettlaufer’s ability to continue nursing because only the college knew her history of stealing narcotics from her employer, overdosing and having a problem with drugs and alcohol.

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