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COVID-19 Resource Hub


The CNPS has created a series of articles based on the most commonly asked questions we have received over the course of the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada. Please keep in mind, CNPS legal counsel are available during this time to assist with more detailed questions. Beneficiaries can call at 1-800-267-3390 for personalized legal advice.

Frequently Asked Questions about CNPS protection and COVID-19

This FAQ addresses eligibility for CNPS professional liability protection, providing care outside of the usual area of practice or work location, emergency licensure, and virtual care considerations. Read more...

Four Things to Know About Professional Nursing Services During a Pandemic

Nurses are a key asset during a pandemic: Prior to becoming licensed in any registration category, nurses complete years of education, pass exams, and then undertake continuing professional development throughout their professional careers. Nursing knowledge and skills are accompanied by competencies such as effective professional presence, critical thinking, triage, and advocacy. Read more...

COVID 19: Twelve things nurses should consider before engaging in a virtual care practice

Virtual care technologies can play an important role in the current pandemic by keeping patients with non-urgent medical needs away from higher risk areas while also complying with requirements for social distancing. There are, however, important legal considerations to take into account before entering into practice in a virtual care setting. Read more...

COVID-19: Six considerations for independent practice during a pandemic

During extraordinary circumstances like a global pandemic, nurses who operate their own nursing businesses may have questions regarding the ever-changing nature of their practice. Here is a list of some important risk management considerations when operating an independent nursing practice during a global pandemic. Read more...

COVID-19: Footcare Nursing During the Pandemic

Footcare nurses may be considering whether or not to continue providing care to clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may raise a number of questions, for instance: What considerations should I be keeping in mind when making this determination? Should I be asking clients to sign a waiver form stating that I cannot be held responsible if they contract COVID-19 following a visit? Read more...

COVID-19: A message from our CEO

We are facing a new healthcare challenge, where nurses will once again be called to play a leading role in providing healthcare to Canadians.  It is a role that you know well, and one which the CNPS is proud to support.  Read more...

Legal Considerations When Nursing in a Pandemic

As we face the pandemic emergence of COVID-19, this article looks at the legal considerations nurses may want to consult when providing care during a pandemic. Read more...




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