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Introducing the Nurses’ Health Program

Ontario’s 175,000 nurses have a new voluntary program that focuses on early identification and referral for treatment of mental health and/or substance use disorders.

The Nurses’ Health Program (NHP) recognizes these disorders as illnesses and takes a non-punitive approach that reduces stigma and focuses on recovery. It embraces the philosophy that nurses experiencing these disorders should have an opportunity for education, treatment and recovery. It recognizes their unique needs as health care professionals and the importance of protecting the public.

NHP offers a proven approach, and is modelled on similar programs used by other regulated health professions. The new bilingual program offers nurses access to resources, a dedicated case manager, comprehensive assessment, an individualized support and treatment plan, and monitoring...


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New Code of Conduct clarifies patients’ rights and nurses’ accountabilities

Do you know what your patients expect from you as a regulated professional and a trusted partner in their health care? 

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Reporting privacy breach statistics

Protecting the privacy of patients’ personal health information is one way nurses maintain patient trust.

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Still haven’t renewed? Renew now to avoid suspension

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership with CNO for 2019, you must renew by Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 or your membership will be suspended.

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Helping employers decide what and when to report

Research shows that many employers want more guidance from their regulators about reporting nurses. To help employers, we're participating in a pilot study... 

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Making it easier for the public to make a complaint

We’ve heard the issues raised in the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry and we are improving our processes to help protect the public.

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New resources for employers

Are you a health care administrator needing to know more about CNO’s investigation, prosecutions and monitoring processes? 

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Spotlight

Have your say about RN prescribing regulations

In December, we started seeking feedback on proposed regulation changes related to RN prescribing. The deadline to comment is Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

 

We value your feedback. To comment, read the details on the consultation page and complete the included online survey... 

 

 

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