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Ask a Lawyer: Delegation and assignment

I am the charge nurse at a medical inpatient unit of a hospital. I work with registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) but now the hospital has announced there will be a health-care aide (HCA) on our unit. She will be replacing one of the LPNs. As the charge nurse, I will have...
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Quality Documentation

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) frequently receives requests for information regarding documentation issues or concerns. Nurses working in all areas of patient care encounter issues related to documentation, whether in paper or electronic form. Quality documentation can be a nurse’s best defence in the face of a complaint, claim or legal proceeding.
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Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes: What Every Nurse Should Know

On June 21, 2018, the Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (Bill C-45) received Royal Assent and came into force on October 17, 2018. The new stand-alone Cannabis Act, S.C. 2018, c. 16 (the “Cannabis Act”) amends existing legislation, including the Controlled Drugs...
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