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Have your say

CNO partners with members of the public to support safe nursing care for everyone in Ontario. One way we do this is by asking you what you think about information we develop.

When we create new resources about nursing practice, or propose changes to practice standards, guidelines and by-laws, we will post them here. We invite you to read them and send us your comments. See below for details and deadlines for submitting feedback.

We consider all comments we receive when we create new materials that support safe nursing care.

Current consultations

As part of our work to modernize practice standards, we are seeking your feedback on proposed updates to CNO’s Code of Conduct (Code).

As CNO’s overarching practice standard, the Code outlines the expectations for safe, ethical and professional nursing practice and conduct.    

Following a robust review of evidence and consultation with key informants, the proposed updates to the Code reflect the evolving health care needs of patients and the dynamic nature of the profession. Some of these changes include:

  • providing greater clarity on nurses’ professional accountabilities
  • setting new standards to address gaps in the current Code, and
  • linking the Code’s accountabilities to other CNO practice standards.   

Also new to the Code is an enhanced principle focusing on culturally safe care.

By providing feedback, you will help inform and further refine the updates made to the Code.

You can read the proposed Code and submit your comments by completing the online survey linked below. The deadline to comment is Sept. 30, 2022

Page last reviewed September 12, 2022