The Canadian Nurses Protective Society

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The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS®) is a not-for-profit society that offers legal advice, risk management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice to eligible Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.


Frequently Asked Questions: BC Wildfires
The following Q&A may assist British Columbia nurses who have legal questions about providing professional nursing services related to the wildfires.  Read more...


Legal Risks for New Grads

Legal Risks for New Grads
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Have you graduated recently? Attend this free webinar on legal issues of interest to newly graduated nurses. Different issues will be presented by a CNPS lawyer, with the opportunity for you to ask questions.

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Public Health & Community Health Nursing

Public Health & Community Health Nursing and the Law
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Public health and community health nursing is a unique area of nursing which may present unique challenges for nurses. This webinar will provide nurses an overview of legal risks and direction on how to best protect themselves when practicing in this area.

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RN Prescribing and Risk Management

RN Prescribing and Risk Management
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Do you prescribe as part of your practice? This webinar will highlight the legal risks of prescribing and discuss means to reduce and manage those risks.

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August 3, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions: BC Wildfires 

June 21, 2017
CNPS 2016 Annual Report 

July 7, 2016
Medical Assistance in Dying: What Every Nurse Should Know
Nurses have always been central care providers in end-of-life care. Now that Bill C-14 has come into effect, what does this mean for nurses in Canada?  Read more...

March 1, 2016
CNPS welcomes CRNBC and nurses of British Columbia 

March 1, 2016
The Special Joint Committee’s Report to the House of Commons and the Senate on Medical Assistance in Death includes recommendations that will protect nurses  Read more...

February 24, 2016
CNPS to assist nurses with college complaints (regulatory matters)  Read more...

February 17, 2016
Physician-assisted death: What does this mean for nurses? 

January 27, 2016
CNPS Special Joint Committee submission on physician-assisted death


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  You can request written confirmation that you are eligible to receive CNPS' Professional Liability Protection.



Contact the CNPS at
or 1-800-267-3390


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