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.
|Released June 6, 2016, updated July 7, 2016
Medical Assistance in Dying:
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...
Medical Assistance in Dying: Spring 2017 Update
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.
The Nurse, the Chart and the Law
Will your charting help you or hinder you if a legal proceeding is underway? Attend this year's webinar on documentation for a review of some legal decisions that will help answer that question.
Social Media and Technology
Increasing numbers of nurses are using mobile devices and apps as tools to assist in daily clinical care. As well, the use of social media by nurses is growing. Learn about the significant legal risks involved by attending this webinar.
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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