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Special Assignment Class: Terms, Conditions and Limitations

Every Special Assignment Class certificate of registration is subject to the following terms, conditions and limitations:

The member shall practise the profession only within the scope of his or her appointment or special assignment and only within the facility named in the certificate.

The member’s practice must be monitored and directed by a member of the College holding a General or Extended class certificate of registration.

The member shall not perform a controlled or authorized act, including one which is delegated to him or her, unless the act is ordered,

  • pursuant to clause 5 (1) (b) of the Nursing Act, 1991, or
  • by a Registered Nurse in the General class.

The member shall not supervise, monitor or direct the performance of a controlled or authorized act or the practice of another member in any class.

The member shall not delegate to another member or any other person the authority to perform a controlled or authorized act.

The member shall at all times when providing nursing services identify himself or herself as a Special Assignment member.

The member shall be restricted to the use of the following title:

  • in the case of the holder of a Special Assignment certificate of registration as a registered nurse, “Registered Nurse (Special Assignment)” or “RN (Spec. Assign.)”, or
  • in the case of a holder of a Special Assignment certificate of registration as a registered practical nurse, “Registered Practical Nurse (Special Assignment)” or “RPN (Spec. Assign.)”.

The member shall provide to the Executive Director the details of any of the following that relate to the member and occur or arise on or after the day that the member was issued a certificate of registration:

  • A finding of guilt arising in any jurisdiction relating to any offence.
  • A charge arising in any jurisdiction relating to any offence.
  • A finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity or any similar finding, in relation to the practice of nursing or another profession in any jurisdiction.
  • A current investigation, inquiry or proceeding for professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity or any similar investigation or proceeding in relation to the practice of nursing or another profession in any jurisdiction.

The member shall, at the request of the Executive Director, provide information that is required pursuant to the Nursing Act, 1991, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, regulations under those Acts or the by-laws in the form and manner requested by the Executive Director.

The member shall not engage in the practice of nursing unless the member is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or has authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) permitting the member to engage in the practice of nursing in Ontario.

The member shall immediately advise the Executive Director in writing in the event that the member ceases to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or to have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) permitting the member to engage in the practice of nursing in Ontario. If the member subsequently obtains Canadian citizenship, becomes a permanent resident of Canada or attains authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) permitting the member to engage in the practice of nursing in Ontario, he or she shall immediately advise the Executive Director in writing of that fact.

The member shall maintain professional liability protection in accordance with the requirements, if any, set out in the by-laws.

The member shall, at the request of the Executive Director, provide evidence satisfactory to the Executive Director, and in the form and manner requested by the Executive Director, that the member maintains professional liability protection in accordance with the requirements, if any, set out in the by-laws.

Page last reviewed July 12, 2017