October 27, 2021
Every year, the CNPS assesses the current landscape to determine the appropriate fees for the coming registration year, and this past year has been unlike any other. We appreciate your leadership and perseverance, as you provide and guide client care, tackling head on new and unanticipated challenges faced by our health-care system.
The following were the key considerations in the assessment of fees for 2022: the impact of COVID-19, the related changes to nursing practice, and the adoption of legislation to limit some of the liability risk related to the transmission of COVID-19. The CNPS also revised its national fee structure to reflect changes in the CNPS membership, specifically recent transfers of responsibility for CNPS protection from provincial regulatory bodies to nursing associations in certain jurisdictions. This has resulted in an upward adjustment of the group rate and a reduction of the individual beneficiary rate, by reference to the 2021 membership fees. We will revisit these fee adjustments annually to ensure that it continues to be adequate and necessary.
Professional liability protection (PLP) is a requirement for Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, employed students, and Nurse Practitioners must be eligible for CNPS Core Services (professional liability protection). You may satisfy the BCCNM’s PLP requirement in two different ways, which will be presented to you during registration renewal (all fees are inclusive of GST):
- CNPS PLP bundled at a group rate rate ($71.40 for RNs, RPNs and employed students, $167.48 for NPs) with Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) membership, for a total of $113.39 for RNs and RPNs, $92.35 for employed students, or $209.45 for NPs. Please visit the NNPBC website for more information on NNPBC fees.
- CNPS PLP alone, at the individual beneficiary rate of $92.40 for RNs, RPNs and employed students, or $188.48 for NPs (including GST).
There is no action required at this time. You will choose and pay for your preferred option during the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives registration renewal process in February/March 2022.
To learn more about the CNPS fee review process, please see our FAQ on fees.
We encourage you to think of us as a legal and risk management resource in your day-to-day practice. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-267-3390 should you wish to speak with us. All communications are confidential.
The Canadian Nurses Protective Society