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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 nurses.
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Featured News

CNPS Welcomes CRPNBC and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC
August 9, 2018 - The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to announce that the members of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) will become beneficiaries of the CNPS on November 1, 2018. Read more...

CNPS Bylaw Change
June 2018 - CNPS membership approves bylaw change to expand CNPS services to all nurses  Read more...

2017 Annual Report
June 2018 - The CNPS releases its 2017 Annual Report.  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...

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

Featured Upcoming Webinars and Events

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice in the OR
October 23, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Learn more about the legal risks that can arise from providing care in the OR and other team-based settings. The presentation will also review legal decisions and the courts' approach to determining liability in these circumstances.

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October 24, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

WEBINAR FULL: Thank you for your interest. As of September 29, 2018, this webinar is full. Please see our Upcoming Webinars page to register for a repeat session on January 9, 2019.

Documenting patient encounters is both a legal and professional requirement to ensure safe patient care. Documentation can take a number of different forms depending upon your patient population and care setting. It can also serve a secondary purpose of supporting the care you provided for defence purposes.

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An update on MAID

MAID: An Update on New Mandatory Reporting Regulations
October 30, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (Replay with live Q&A)

Attend this webinar to learn about the monitoring regulations that come into force on 01 November 2018, the latest statistics on MAID in Canada, and the latest legal challenges to the MAID law.

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Medical cannabis

Medical Cannabis: What Every Nurse Needs to Know
November 7, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST (Replay with live Q&A)

Do you have questions about access to medical cannabis under the new Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations? Attend this webinar to obtain an overview of the current state of the law in Canada and for an opportunity to ask your questions to a CNPS Legal Advisor.

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August 9, 2018
CNPS welcomes CRPNBC and registered psychiatric nurses of BC  Read more...

June 2018
CNPS membership approves bylaw change to expand CNPS services to all nurses  Read more...

June 19, 2018
2017 Annual Report - CNPS releases its 2017 Annual Report.  Read more...

March 2018
Information for nurses regarding an official receipt for CNPS fees

September 13, 2017
RN Prescribing 

August 3, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions: BC Wildfires 

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


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