The Canadian Nurses Protective Society

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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 to eligible Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
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Released June 6, 2016, updated July 7, 2016

Medical assistance in dying imageMedical Assistance in Dying:
What Every Nurse Should Know

On June 17, 2016, the federal government’s Bill C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) received royal assent and became law in Canada.

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

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Medical Marijuana: Legal Implications for Nurses
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Do you have questions about medical marijuana and your role in its authorization and administration to patients? Attend this webinar to obtain an overview of the current state of the law in Canada.

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Medical Assistance in Dying: Spring 2017 Update
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Changes to the criminal law made in 2016 mean that patients may now request medical assistance in dying. Attend this webinar to learn about the law and how it affects nurses.

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IMPORTANT NEWS

June 17, 2016
The federal government’s Bill C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (“Bill C-14”) received royal assent and became law in Canada.  Read more...

June 13, 2016
CNPS 2015 Annual Report  Read more...

March 1, 2016
CNPS welcomes CRNBC and nurses of British Columbia  Read more...

March 1, 2016
The Special Joint Committee’s Report to the House of Commons and the Senate on Medical Assistance in Death includes recommendations that will protect nurses  Read more...

February 24, 2016
CNPS to assist nurses with college complaints (regulatory matters)  Read more...

February 17, 2016
Physician-assisted death: What does this mean for nurses?  Read more...

January 27, 2016
CNPS Special Joint Committee submission on physician-assisted death Read more...

 

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  You can request written confirmation that you are eligible to receive CNPS' Professional Liability Protection.

 

 

Contact the CNPS at
1-844-4MY-CNPS
or 1-800-267-3390

   

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