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The NP Corner provides legal resources and risk management information such as timely and relevant articles, webinars and information to help nurse practitioners provide high quality professional care to their patients.

Do not hesitate to call the CNPS at 1-800-267-3390 if you need assistance regarding your nursing practice or have any questions about our services.

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NP Webinars

NP Series: Legal Considerations in Independent Practice
November 20, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

This webinar will address some of the major liability considerations facing NPs in independent practice and offer some potential practical means to manage those risks.

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NP Series: Legal Considerations in Prescribing Controlled Drugs
January 22, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Prescribing controlled drugs attracts greater legal liability. Find out how to manage this greater risk and learn how to protect yourself from civil claims and complaints arising from this aspect of your practice.

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NP Series: Third Party Requests for Records and Reports
February 26, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Third party requests for records and records can place the NP in an uncomfortable position. This webinar addresses issues of privacy, completion of reports and managing client expectations among other common questions raised as a result of these requests.

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

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CNPS Professional Liability Protection

CNPS offers professional liability protection for nurses registered as nurse practitioners (pursuant to legislation) with a CNPS member organization, or through individual access to CNPS services.

The CNPS offers individual professional liability protection that will respond to claims commenced anywhere in Canada and satisfies all regulatory requirements.

Other benefits of CNPS include:

  • NPs who are contractually bound to provide “proof of liability protection” can contact CNPS for a written statement to satisfy this requirement.
  • Assistance with the investigation of criminal allegations and defence of criminal charges arising from nursing practice.
  • Legal defence for the alleged breach of certain provincial/territorial or federal statutes, including investigations of alleged human rights and privacy violations.

Learn more about CNPS core services.

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Who is Eligible

Nurses become eligible for CNPS core services, including professional liability protection, in one of two ways:

Nurses who are eligible for CNPS services and legal assistance are referred to as “beneficiaries” of the CNPS.

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  1. CNPS offers a pre-contractual review for nurses contemplating entering into a contract for services.

  2. CNPS offers webinars at no cost to CNPS beneficiaries. Attendance for our upcoming webinars is limited so register now.

  3. CNPS has longstanding experience in providing legal advice on healthcare related issues.  When a situation arises in which you need legal support, call CNPS.

We'd like to hear from you. If you have a suggestion for an article or webinar that you would like the CNPS to create, please email us at feedback@cnps.ca.
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