Liability Protection & Services
All RNs and NPS also have Commercial General Liability insurance coverage provided by Encon Group Inc. There is an aggregate limit of $2,000,000 for all participants and a deductible of $500 applies.
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As of March 1, 2016 all B.C. RNs and NPs began receiving their professional liability protection, along with numerous other services, from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
(CNPS). Read the announcement
Starting November 1, 2018 all practising RPNs, including Interim registrants and Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses, will be eligible for CNPS’s comprehensive professional liability protection and risk management services under the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Read the announcement
Please note, discussions have occurred with CNPS and they are receptive to an inclusive structure. CNPS has also recently changed their bylaws to allow for liability protection to be provided to other nursing designations. Discussions will continue but all indications thus far have pointed to a supportive and receptive CNPS. As noted, RPNs will move to CNPS under the BCCNP. LPNs will continue to work under their existing coverage for the time being.
CNPS for B.C. Nurses
What is CNPS?
The CNPS provides legal advice and risk management services, professional liability protection and legal assistance to eligible registered nurses (RNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs- as of November 1, 2018) and nurse practitioners (NPs) practising in Canada. CNPS legal assistance includes assistance with the defence of criminal proceedings arising from the practice of nursing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Call 1-844-4MY-CNPS (1-844-469-2677)
to speak with a CNPS legal advisor.
Please ensure you provide your:
- Phone number
- Nursing Registration No.
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note, any information you provide to CNPS will remain confidential.
CNPS offers a wide range of services including:
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- Advice - information about professional obligations and liability issues, confidential access to legal advisors, legal counsel (when required) and pre-contractual review of professional service agreements.
- Assistance with legal proceedings.
- Risk Management and Education - access to education materials and resources.
Supplemental CNPS Service
CNPS now offers assistance with College complaints. Learn more