How We Protect the Public
Enforcing the standards of practice and conduct that all nurses must meet is one of the ways that the College of Nurses protects the public interest. The College assesses concerns and reports about nurses' conduct and practice. Many matters are resolved through remediation and resolutions processes.
The College also responds to concerns that a nurse's physical or mental health is affecting, or could affect, their ability to practise nursing. In these situations, after a full assessment of the nurse's health, the College may recommend terms, conditions or limitations on the nurse’s ability to practise nursing while she/he completes the prescribed actions.
Concerns about a nurse’s conduct can come from one of two sources: complaints from members of the public or reports from nursing employers, facility operators or other health professionals.
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