The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS®) was established in 1988 when commercial professional liability insurance for nurses had become expensive and unreliable. As an alternative to commercial professional liability insurance, provincial and territorial nurses' professional associations banded together to create a national, not-for-profit society to provide appropriate professional liability protection to their members, and to protect the public they serve.
CNPS exists so that nurses are enabled to effectively manage their professional legal risks, and are appropriately assisted when in professional legal jeopardy.
- To provide legal and financial assistance, at its discretion, to nurses registered with a member organization in the event of a claim made or threatened in connection with the provision of professional nursing services; and
- To provide information, advice and education in the management of risks related to the delivery of nursing services.
CNPS IS a nurse owned and operated organization with recognized expertise in health care liability.
CNPS WILL provide a flexible, comprehensive range of professional liability protection services to groups of regulated healthcare providers, in accordance with their needs and risk profiles.