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CNPS. MORE than Liability Protection

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional liability protection, legal assistance, and risk management services to more than 135,000 eligible nurses in Canada.

CNPS beneficiaries can also apply for optional Supplementary Protection to be eligible for assistance in the event of a complaint to their nursing regulator. It includes up to $50,000 of coverage if the complaint results in a referral to a disciplinary hearing.


The CNPS Advantage:

* As an exception to its usual practice, the CNPS will generally decline to provide assistance in a criminal prosecution where the beneficiary has previously been convicted of a criminal offence related to the practice of nursing. In this case, the beneficiary would remain eligible to seek assistance of the CNPS at the conclusion of the proceedings if all charges have been successfully defended.


CNPS Services Include:

  • Assistance with legal proceedings including:
  • Claims and civil proceedings (up to $10 million per claim)
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions (up to $1 million per occurrence)
  • Statutory offences (up to $1 million per occurrence) including investigations of alleged human rights infringements, privacy breaches and violations of legal obligations under child protection or “protection for persons in care” legislation
  • Witness appearances (including coroners’ or medical examiners’ investigations and more)
  • Review of professional service agreements
  • Risk-management and education services to help nurses reduce risk in their practice
  • (Optional) Supplementary Protection to assist with regulatory matters, including complaints and fitness-to-practise hearings
  • (Optional) CNPS Business Plus, a program sponsored by the CNPS, designed for nurses in independent practice who are looking for business insurance options

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