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Professional Accountability and Responsibility

The nurse demonstrates an understanding of professional accountability and responsibility by practising in accordance with legislation and College standards.

The nurse:

3.01  Articulates the responsibility for all nurses to practice in accordance with College standards.

3.02  Identifies that registration with the College, rather than role, determines the nurse’s accountability to practise in accordance with College standards (e.g., when working in the role of an unregulated care provider).

3.03  Provides and updates information required by the College (updates include any information previously provided to the College that changes).

3.04  Articulates the purpose of the seven Professional Standard Statements.

3.05  Describes the Professional Standard Statement related to Accountability (not the indicators).

 

3.06  Describes the Professional Standard Statement related to Continuing Competence (not the indicators).

3.07 (Rescinded)

3.08  Describes the Professional Standard Statement related to Knowledge (not the indicators).

3.09  Describes the Professional Standard Statement related to Knowledge Application (not the indicators).

3.10  Describes the Professional Standard Statement related to Leadership (not the indicators).

 

3.11  Describes the Professional Standard Statement related to Relationships (not the indicators).

3.12  Identifies the need for collaboration and consultation for all nurses.

3.13  Ensures that the facts of an adverse drug reaction are reported to appropriate authorities.

3.14  Identifies the purposes of documentation.

3.15  Applies the three Standard Statements related to documentation.

 

3.16  Identifies her or his accountability for Quality Assurance (i.e., mandatory, required by legislation).

3.17  Articulates the purpose of the College’s Quality Assurance Program.

3.18  (Rescinded)

3.19  Describes the Self-Assessment component of the Quality Assurance Program.

3.20  Describes the Practice Assessment component of the Quality Assurance Program.

 

3.21  Describes the Peer Assessment component of the Quality Assurance Program.

3.22  Identifies the purpose of mandatory reporting.

3.23  Defines various types of reports nurses make to the College under the legislation (i.e., self-reports regarding findings of guilt; professional negligence; malpractice; being the subject of proceedings, or having a finding against the nurse related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in Ontario or another jurisdiction related to nursing or another health care profession; sexual abuse reports in relation to other regulated health professionals).

3.24  Identifies situations where she or he has an obligation to make a report to another health regulatory College.

3.25  Communicates the conditions under which nurses must be reported to the College by other regulated health care professionals, facility operators or employers.

 

3.26  Identifies examples of sexual abuse as defined by s. 1(3) of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

3.27  Differentiates between the definitions of incompetence and incapacity as defined by s. 1 and s. 52(1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

3.28  Defines professional misconduct as per s. 51(1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

3.29  Identifies acts of professional misconduct.

3.30  Demonstrates an understanding of how acts of professional misconduct may relate to College practice standards.

 

3.31  Identifies when a nurse is obligated to make a report to the Children’s Aid Society under the Child and Family Services Act, 1990.

 

Page last reviewed September 19, 2012