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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 nurses.
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Featured News

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...

The CNPS Welcomes Registered Psychiatric Nurses from British Columbia
Effective November 1, 2018, registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) who are duly registered to practise with the newly formed British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) will become CNPS beneficiaries. Read more...

Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes: What Every Nurse Should Know
October 25, 2018 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) has prepared a comprehensive document for nurses regarding the new Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations. Read more...

Cannabis Critical Thinking Pathway for Nursing Practice
October 19, 2018 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) have developed a document for nurses regarding federal cannabis legalization. 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...

Medical Assistance in Dying: What Every Nurse Should Know
July 2016 - 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...

Upcoming Webinars and Events

Documentation

Documentation
July 10, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (Replay with live Q&A)

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. It can also serve a secondary purpose of supporting the care you provided for defence purposes. Please join us to learn more about the issues and considerations in relation to documentation.

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Social Media and Technology

Social Media and Technology
July 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (Replay with live Q&A)

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. Participate in this upcoming CNPS webinar to learn more about the legal risks involved in using these new technologies.

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Communicating with the Police

Communicating with the Police
August 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (Replay with live Q&A)

Nurses interact with the police in a number of ways. They may be asked to respond to inquiries from police, they may be required to contact the police to assist in managing unsafe patient situations, or they themselves may be the subject of a police inquiry. Communicating with the police can raise some important legal, professional and ethical issues.

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View complete listing of webinars at cnps.ca/webinars.

 

CNPS News

November 7, 2018
LPNs and RPNs across Canada can now register online for CNPS services  Read more...

November 1, 2018
The CNPS Welcomes Registered Psychiatric Nurses from British Columbia
  Read more...

October 25, 2018
Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes: What Every Nurse Should Know  Read more...

October 19, 2018
Cannabis Critical Thinking Pathway for Nursing Practice
  Read more...

October 2018
CNPS Privacy Code updated  Read more...

June 2018
CNPS membership approves bylaw change to expand CNPS services to all nurses  Read more...


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