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Information for nurses facing job actions
If you are among the Ontario nurses facing job actions, you may have questions about your accountability under such circumstances.
The College's Refusing Assignments and Discontinuing Nursing Services practice guideline provides nurses with information they need to fulfil their professional obligations to clients.
All nurses are accountable for taking action in situations where client care is compromised. This includes identifying and advocating for strategies to minimize and resolve situations that could result in clients being left without needed nursing services.
Nurse leaders can advocate for and implement plans for safe delivery of care, organizational supports and communication with staff, clients and other health care professionals.
For other information about your professional accountability, review the following practice documents: