The Canadian Nurses Protective Society provides legal advice, risk management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice to over 135,000 eligible Canadian nurses across all Canadian provinces and territories. A non-profit legal support system created by nurses for nurses, the CNPS is specifically tailored to meet the professional liability needs of nurses in all professional nursing roles.
The CNPS exists so that Canadian nurses are enabled to effectively manage their professional legal risks and are appropriately assisted when in professional legal jeopardy.
- To use its discretion to provide legal and financial assistance to nurses registered with a member organization, or through individual access to CNPS beneficiary status, if a claim or a threat of a claim is made in connection with the provision of professional nursing services; and
- To provide information, advice and education in the management of risks related to the delivery of nursing services.
The CNPS will provide a flexible comprehensive range of professional liability protection services to groups of regulated healthcare providers based on their needs and risk profiles.