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

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

CNPS Breakfast

#Nursingvoice: Speaking up without losing sleep
CNPS Breakfast Event at CNA Biennial Convention
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario - Room 202
June 20, 2018, 7:00 - 8:15 AM EDT

The CNPS invites you to attend its breakfast presentation on risk management in nursing advocacy at the 2018 CNA Biennial Convention. In a health-care environment characterized by limited resources, complex medical conditions and advanced health-care options, nurses face an increasing need to advocate for patients. How can nurses fulfil their ethical obligations without fear of reprimand, unnecessary conflict or, worse, legal complications? Social media is increasingly used to promote social change and social justice. Can it be an effective nursing advocacy tool as well?

Registration in advance is not required. Complimentary breakfast will be provided to the first 100 people.

Social Media and Technology

Social Media and Technology
Replay with Live Q&A
July 11, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

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. Participate in this upcoming CNPS webinar to learn more about the legal risks involved in using these new technologies.

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The Nurse, the Chart and the Law
Replay with Live Q&A
August 15, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Will your charting help you or hinder you if a legal proceeding is underway? Attend this webinar on documentation for a review of some legal decisions that will help answer that question. Learn how your documentation can either attract legal consequences or contribute to your successful legal defence.

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

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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