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RPNs now covered by CNPS professional liability protection


Nov 1, 2018

Effective immediately, all practicing registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) – including provisional RPNs and employed student psychiatric nurses – receive comprehensive professional liability protection and risk management services from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS).

What does this mean for practising RPNs?

Effective November 1, 2018, practising RPNs are CNPS beneficiaries. As a CNPS beneficiary you will be eligible for:

  • Up to $10,000,000 in professional liability protection for claims arising from your work as an RPN.
  • The full range of CNPS legal support services in your day-to-day nursing practice.
  • CNPS assistance with other types of legal proceedings arising from nursing practice, including criminal investigations, criminal prosecutions, Coroner’s investigations, and allegations of privacy breach.

Learn more about the services CNPS offers on their website.

What does this mean for self-employed (independent practice) RPNs?

Due to the higher limits of professional liability protection offered by CNPS, you will no longer be required to purchase additional liability insurance.

What does CNPS professional liability protection cost?

The current annual cost is $48+GST; however, RPNs will not pay for professional liability protection until 2020-21. RPN CNPS fees for 2019-20 have been pre-paid with proceeds of the sale of the CRPNBC building.

Need more info?

Visit the professional liability protection page for more information.