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

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...

Upcoming Webinars and Events

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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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Legal Risk Management for Nurses Practicing in Mental Health Environments
September 12, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar will present some of the legal risks faced by nurses who work with mental health clients. The presentation will include practical strategies nurses can employ to manage those risks. Issues to be highlighted include the common legal issues faced by all nurses no matter which type of nursing they practice.

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New grads

Legal Risks for New Grads
September 13, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Have you graduated recently? Attend this free webinar for a discussion on legal issues of interest to newly graduated nurses. Different issues will be presented by a CNPS lawyer, with the opportunity for you to ask your questions.

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View complete listing of webinars at cnps.ca/webinars.



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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or 1-800-267-3390

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