In August of 2020, the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) began the work of divesting itself of association functions and moving towards a single mandate. In December 2020, with the adoption of the Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020, this became a legal requirement. As such, while the CRNA will continue to mandate that the professional liability requirement set forth by the Health Professions Act and the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation continue to be fulfilled through registration with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS), it can no longer maintain its membership in the CNPS or collect CNPS fees as part of your CRNA registration. Accordingly, the provincial membership will be transferred to the Association of Alberta Nurses (AAN) effective for the CRNA’s Oct. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2023, practice year.
Beginning with the 2022-2023 permit year, CRNA registrants will have the choice to register for CNPS professional liability protection either at a group rate with AAN membership, or directly with the CNPS at an individual rate. CNPS Core Services (which includes professional liability protection) registration for the 2022-2023 permit year will open on August 2, 2022.
Registrants of the CRNA have been CNPS beneficiaries since 1988, and will continue to have access to all of CNPS’ Core Services, which include professional liability protection, assistance with a range of legal proceedings, legal advice, and continuing education related to legal risk-management.
- For more information regarding the 2022-2023 CNPS fees and registration process, please click here.
- If you have any questions about the CRNA decision to transfer the CNPS jurisdictional membership to the AAN, please visit https://connect.nurses.ab.ca/home or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information about the AAN and how to become a member, please visit www.albertanursing.ca.