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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 in Canada to more than 135,000 eligible nurses.
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Featured News

CNPS welcomes members of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS)
October 28, 2019 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to welcome the members of the RPNAS as beneficiaries. All practicing registered psychiatric nurses of Saskatchewan, including graduate psychiatric nurses, will be provided beneficiary status effective November 1, 2019.  Read more...

CNPS welcomes CRPNM and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba
July 10, 2019 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to announce that the members of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) will be joining the CNPS as beneficiaries effective January 1, 2020.  Read more...

LPNs and RPNs across Canada can now register online for CNPS services
November 7, 2018 - Licensed/registered practical nurses (LPNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) across Canada can now register to become beneficiaries of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS).  Read more...

Upcoming Webinars and Events


Documenting patient encounters is both a legal and professional requirement to ensure safe patient care. Documentation can take a number of different forms depending upon your patient population and care setting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the legal considerations surrounding quality documentation.
  • Understand the essential elements necessary for quality documentation.

February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM ET - FULL

Second date: April 15, 2020, 1:00 PM ET Register now



The laws related to defamation are intended to protect a person’s personal or professional reputation from damage.  As more and more nurses are encouraged to advocate for the safety of their patients and their profession, it is important to understand when a nurse’s comments can place the nurse at risk of being held liable.

Learning objectives:

  • Assist nurses in understanding implications of public communications, including considerations for possible implications of defamation.
  • Explore the various contexts in which communication about patients, colleagues, employers or other third parties can lead to legal liability.
  • Understand the various risk-management strategies to protect yourself from potential liability.

March 4, 2020, 1:00 PM ET Register now

Virtual Care

Virtual Care

The provision of virtual care has been increasing both within Canada and globally. As a service that has now entered the commercial realm outside of the traditional healthcare setting, nurses should be aware of the legal considerations when practising in a virtual care setting.

This session will look at the importance of physical location, custodianship considerations, privacy, emerging technologies and risk-management strategies in the delivery of virtual care.

Learning objectives:

  • Appreciate the legal considerations surrounding virtual care.
  • Understand why your physical location, and that of your client, has legal implications.
  • Gain insight into your professional obligations as they relate to conflict of interest.

March 11, 2020, 12:00 PM ET Register now

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