Who is the former Woodstock, Ont., nurse charged in nursing-home deaths?
The woman accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing-home residents is also under investigation by the College of Nurses of Ontario and is no longer entitled to practise.
Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, 49, has been charged in connection with the deaths that occurred between August 2007 and August 2014 in southwestern Ontario nursing homes, police said Tuesday morning. The victims were between 75 and 96 years of age.
The college said on Tuesday afternoon it is also investigating Wettlaufer and that she is "not entitled to practise."
"The college is also co-operating with the police investigation," the organization said in a statement.
Wettlaufer's registration status is listed as "resigned" in her profile on the college's website. She first registered with the college — the governing body for nurses, practical nurses and nurse practitioners — on June 8, 1995, according to her profile, and resigned on Sept. 30, 2016.
The profile gives "Parker" as her previous last name.
Wettlaufer's profile also includes information about the charges against her, as well as the fact that she remains in police custody.
One of her most recent jobs appears to have been at Lifeguard Homecare and Nursing. A representative for the Brantford, Ont.-based company confirmed she had been employed part-time for just over a year.
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