Regulated Health Professions Act
Here is a link to the Regulated Health Professions Act for those who want to review it in more detail.
RHPA Newsletter (updated Oct 31 2017)
The purpose of this newsletter is to inform and educate Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners about a change to our provincial legislation that will have a significant impact on ARNPEI and our membership. The Registered Nurses Act (RNA) will be repealed this Fall (2017) and replaced with the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), with a suggested implementation date of March 1, 2018. The most obvious change under the new legislation is our name; we will become known as the College of Registered Nurses of PEI. The current mandate and objects of ARNPEI (as identified in the RN Act) can likely continue under the new legislation, with minor changes. Please read the complete RHPA Newsletter document.
The CNPS offers supplementary protection to its beneficiaries so that they may be eligible for assistance with regulatory matters (College complaints). CNPS Supplementary Protection is optional and available for an additional fee. CNPS assistance with regulatory matters information can be found at https://cnps.ca/complaints
CNPS Supplementary Protection generally includes access to the following:
Assistance with regulatory matters regarding your nursing care ("College complaints"): This assistance is made available on an occurrence basis. This means that by registering for CNPS Supplementary Protection, you will remain eligible for CNPS assistance in the course of the investigation of a complaint to your regulatory body (before any referral to a Disciplinary or Fitness-to-Practise Committee) as long as you were duly authorized to practise nursing and were registered for CNPS Supplementary Protection when you provided the nursing services. Assistance is discretionary and will be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Assistance with disciplinary and fitness-to-practise hearings: This assistance extends to complaints for which you have received assistance from the CNPS and that have been formally referred to a Disciplinary Committee, Board of Inquiry, Fitness-to-Practise Committee or other equivalent tribunal for determination. It is made available through a partnership with an insurer, on a claims-made basis. It will provide you with coverage for disciplinary or fitness-to-practise legal expenses (up to $50,000 per year), regarding complaints referred for a hearing and resulting from nursing services you provide while you are registered for CNPS Supplementary Protection.
IMPORTANT: CNPS Supplementary Protection does not extend to regulatory matters (College complaints) that have been initiated at the time of the application for Supplementary Protection or that result from nursing services provided on the date of or before the application for Supplementary Protection.
For more information please contact CNPS registration team at 1-844-4MY-CNPS (1-844-469-2677).
Nurses can be personally named as defendants in a legal proceeding by patients who consider that they have suffered harm as a result of nursing care. A clinic or business entity within which health care services are provided can also be named as a defendant in a civil proceeding. Accordingly, nurses who own a professional corporation or nursing practice, or who operate a clinic or a business providing nursing services generally require additional liability protection for their business, in addition to their individual professional liability protection. For comprehensive business protection, CNPS beneficiaries can turn to the CNPS Plus insurance plan. Please read the full document @ CNPS Plus:
For more information about the business insurance options available within the CNPS Plus program, or to access those options, please contact the BMS Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-855-318-6035.
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ARNPEI's current Strategic Plan was approved by Council at the Feb 27th 2017 board meeting.
Please click here to view the document.