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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

CNPS Welcomes CRPNM and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba
July 10, 2019 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to announce that the members of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) will be joining the CNPS as beneficiaries effective January 1, 2020.  Read more...

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...

Upcoming Webinars and Events



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.

November 5, 2019, 2:00 PM EST Register now


An Introduction to Health Law for Students

Are you a nursing student or a new grad? Attend this free webinar for a presentation on legal issues of interest to students and new grads. Several issues will be discussed by a CNPS lawyer, with the opportunity for you to ask your questions.

November 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EST Register now

Cosmetic nursing

Cosmetic Nursing: Facing the Risks

This webinar will look at the legal considerations associated with cosmetic nursing and provide risk-management strategies. Medical cosmetics is a growing area of practice, with an increasing number of nursing professionals choosing to operate their own cosmetic nursing practice within their own premises or within other established organizations.

November 14, 2019, 12:00 PM EST Register now

Ordering diagnostic tests

Ordering Diagnostic Tests

This webinar will address some of the legal considerations and requirements when ordering and following up on diagnostic tests. We will also discuss the appropriate standard of care when ordering diagnostics, and provide strategies and case studies.

November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM EST Register now



This webinar will look at the legal risks of telepractice, and provide strategies on how to mitigate these risks.

Telepractice is an increasingly growing field, and while useful, it also carries enhanced risks and requires a careful approach. Topics that will be discussed in this webinar include: the importance of physical location, pressure on scope of practice, privacy concerns, referrals, documentation, and an overview of relevant cases.

December 4, 2019, 1:00 PM EST (Replay with live Q&A) Register now

Medical cannabis

Medical Cannabis: What every nurse needs to know

Do you have questions about access to medical cannabis under the new Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations? Attend this webinar to obtain an overview of the current state of the law in Canada and for an opportunity to ask your questions to a CNPS lawyer.

December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM EST Register now

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