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Iestyn Owen
Registered role
Domiciliary Care Worker
Removal order
This hearing took place by Zoom.
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.


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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.