Sexual abuse act steps up patient protection

Recent changes in legislation came into effect this month which may affect your practice. The changes strengthen measures to protect patients; support victims of sexual abuse by regulated health professionals; and improve regulatory oversight and accountability.

These changes are part of the Protecting Patients Act, 2017, and they amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).

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Two changes to NP practice

Recently, two significant changes to NP scope of practice came into effect. First, NPs can now order ultrasounds and X-rays without restrictions. They can also prescribe diacetylmorphine (heroin) and methadone.

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Get the score on nursing exams

Curious about how many applicants to the College passed their registration exam in 2017? Find answers in our new report about nursing exams.

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We’re using some new French terms

If you read College publications en français, you may notice we are using a few new terms to describe familiar concepts.

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Tell us what you think: Proposed changes to fees

You still have time to tell us what you think about Council’s proposed changes to fees for members and applicants. Send us your feedback by commenting in the appropriate box at The deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018.


At its March meeting, Council proposed changes to the College's annual membership fee, application fee, PN exam fee and PN exam cancellation fee. These changes will help ensure the College can meet our mandate of public protection and maintain financial stability. 



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