Romeo, Dawn

Hearing date: TBA

Summary of Allegations

As a result of a referral by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, it is alleged that Ms. Romeo, while employed as a pharmacy technician at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario, committed professional misconduct in that she

  • Misappropriated from the hospital pharmacy certain identified narcotics that had not been prescribed for her, in or about March to June, 2016
  • Did not properly document the return and destruction of Codeine Contin 100mg (9 tablets), on or about June 3, 2016, having received those narcotics back from a nursing unit but failing to enter the narcotics back into the count before destruction.

In particular, it is alleged that she

  • Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession
  • Dispensed or sold drugs for an improper purpose
  • Failed to keep records as required respecting her patients
  • Contravened the Act, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, or the regulations under those Acts, and in particular, section 155 of the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.4, as amended
  • Contravened a federal or provincial law or municipal by-law with respect to the distribution, sale or dispensing of any drug or mixture of drugs, and in particular, sections C.01.041 and/or G.03.002 of the Food and Drug Regulations, C.R.C., c. 870, as amended; section 4 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19, as amended; and/or section 31 of the Narcotic Control Regulations, C.R.C., c.1041, as amended
  • Engaged in conduct or performed an act relevant to the practice of pharmacy that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional