December 2017

Proposed changes: public Register by-laws

The College is proposing changes to our by-laws. The changes support public access to more information about regulated health professionals' current and past conduct.

The changes are to make our by-laws comply with new requirements in the Health Professions Procedural Code of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The College’s role, as the regulatory body for nursing, is to implement the legislation.

To comment on the proposed changes, read the details and submit your feedback using the comment box. The deadline to comment is Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. 

Details and rationale
The Protecting Patients Act (Bill 87), which passed on May 30, 2017, resulted in changes to the information required on the public Register, Find a Nurse.

One of the changes the Code now requires is that any oral cautions and specified continuing education or remediation programs (SCERPs) a nurse is ordered to complete remain on the public Register indefinitely. Previously, these items were to be removed after three years (see by-law articles 44.1.08 and 44.1.09).

The College’s by-laws must be updated to align with the legislation. However, Find a Nurse already complies with the new requirements in the Code, and no changes are needed to the public Register.

See a summary of the changes, the full text of the proposed amendments and a table showing the specific changes and rationale at

To comment on the proposed changes to the by-laws, leave your feedback in the comment box at


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