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 in Canada to more than 130,000 eligible registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
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Featured News

A Message to NPAO Members
September 2017 - A message to NPAO members regarding professional liability protection.  Read more...

RN Prescribing

September 2017 - This article addresses the regulatory framework for RN prescribing and considerations for reducing clinical and legal risks associated with prescribing medication.  Read more...


Upcoming Webinars and Events

Social media and technology

Social Media and Technology
February 21, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST - FULL
NEW: Rebroadcast with live Q&A: March 7, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

An increasing number 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 more about the legal risks involved by attending this webinar.

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Learn about CNPS. More than Liability Protection
March 1, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 AM EST

The CNPS offers professional liability protection, education, risk management, and optional assistance with regulatory matters (College complaints). Join this free webinar to learn more about CNPS' comprehensive legal services for RNs and NPs.

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Nursing students

An Introduction to Health Law for Nursing Students
March 8, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Are you a nursing student or a new grad? Attend this free webinar for a presentation on legal issues of interest to students and new grads. Several issues will be discussed by a CNPS lawyer, with the opportunity for you to ask your questions.

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September 28, 2017
A Message to NPAO Members Regarding Professional Liability Protection

September 13, 2017
RN Prescribing 

August 3, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions: BC Wildfires 

June 21, 2017
CNPS 2016 Annual Report 

July 7, 2016
Medical Assistance in Dying: What Every Nurse Should Know
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...

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


Contact the CNPS at
or 1-800-267-3390

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