Jump to content
Iestyn Owen
Share
Registered role
Domiciliary Care Worker
Outcome
Removal order
Location
This hearing took place by Zoom.
Employer
Gwynedd Council
Type of hearing
Fitness to Practise Panel

Decision summary

A Fitness to Practise Panel that sat on 17-19 August has found the allegations proved that Iestyn Owen, a domiciliary care worker, reported to work under the influence of cannabis which was detected in a work based drug test.

The Panel found Iestyn Owen’s current fitness to practise was impaired and imposed a removal order which means he can no longer work in a social care regulated role in Wales.

Iestyn Owen has the right of appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal within 28 days.

A copy of the panel’s full reasons are available on request.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Media- please contact: communications@socialcare.wales

Public- please contact: hearings@socialcare.wales

Summary of allegations

· On 6 March 2020 reported to work under the influence of cannabis (Class B controlled drug). This was detected due to a work-based drug test.

· On 9 March 2020 Mr. Owen was convicted of an offence contrary to section 5(1)(a) and (2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, in that Mr. Owen drove a motor vehicle when the proportion of a controlled drug, namely Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, in his blood exceeded the specified limit.