The Canadian Nurses Protective Society
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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 130,000 eligible registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
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Featured News

A Message to NPAO Members
September 2017 - A message to NPAO members regarding professional liability protection.  Read more...

RN Prescribing

September 2017 - This article addresses the regulatory framework for RN prescribing and considerations for reducing clinical and legal risks associated with prescribing medication.  Read more...


Upcoming Webinars and Events

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Liability Considerations in Collaborative Care
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Can nurses be held liable for an incomplete nursing assessment even if the patient was re-assessed by a physician for the same complaint? Join us for a discussion of recent court decisions concerning collaborative care.

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Nurses in Independent Practice
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Are you hoping or planning on becoming self-employed? Do you already have an independent practice? Attend this webinar to understand the different legal considerations when working in independent practice.

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Learn about CNPS Supplementary Protection
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 AM EST

How can CNPS support nurses in the College/Association complaint process? Are you aware of CNPS Supplementary Protection? Attend this free webinar to learn how CNPS can assist you during a complaint or disciplinary process with your regulatory body.

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Learn about CNPS. More than Liability Protection
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

The CNPS offers professional liability protection, education, risk management, and optional assistance with regulatory matters (College complaints). Join this free webinar to learn more about CNPS' comprehensive legal services for RNs and NPs.

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Social Media and Technology
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

An increasing number of nurses are using mobile devices and apps as tools to assist in daily clinical care. As well, the use of social media by nurses is growing. Learn more about the legal risks involved by attending this webinar.

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September 28, 2017
A Message to NPAO Members Regarding Professional Liability Protection

September 13, 2017
RN Prescribing 

August 3, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions: BC Wildfires 

June 21, 2017
CNPS 2016 Annual Report 

July 7, 2016
Medical Assistance in Dying: What Every Nurse Should Know
Nurses have always been central care providers in end-of-life care. Now that Bill C-14 has come into effect, what does this mean for nurses in Canada?  Read more...

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You can request written confirmation that you are eligible to receive CNPS' Professional Liability Protection.


Contact the CNPS at
or 1-800-267-3390

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