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.Read more
Legal Considerations When Nursing in a Pandemic
All three levels of the Canadian government continue to be actively engaged in preparing for possible pandemic emergencies. The SARS outbreak in 2003, the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, and the 2020 declaration of COVID-19 as an international pandemic highlight the importance of nursing in controlling and containing communicable diseases. As nursing resources can become stretched during outbreaks, nursing regulators may consider whether there are enough nurses to meet the demand in their jurisdiction. Here are some elements to take into consideration when practicing during a pandemic.Read more
“Telepractice” is the delivery, management and coordination of care and services provided via information and telecommunication technologies such as telephones, personal digital assistants, faxes, the Internet, video and audio conferencing and other devices. Telepractice is rapidly expanding, as are the technologies that accompany it. While telepractice was historically an extension of traditional care models, it...Read more
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