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In addition to Council, CNO also has statutory committees as described in the legislation, standing committees and may appoint ad hoc committees. Committees are composed of Council and non-Council members.

  • Learn about CNO Committees

    You can make a difference by joining a CNO committee. It is an opportunity for nurses to contribute to regulatory processes that protect patients. Every year, we invite RPNs, RNs and NPs to apply to participate in any of CNO’s five committees. If you are considering getting involved, these...

  • Discipline Committee

    The Discipline Committee holds hearings in cases in which an RN, RPN or NP has been referred by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee because of the serious nature of the alleged professional misconduct and/or incompetence.

  • Executive (Patient Relations) Committee

    The Executive Committee provides leadership to Council, facilitates the efficient and effective functioning of Council and committees, fulfils the statutory role of the Patient Relations Committee, and makes decisions between Council meetings.

  • Finance & Risk Committee

    The Finance Committee advises Council on the financial affairs of the College, recommends fiscal policies (including by-laws related to financial matters) to Council, and monitors the implementation of fiscal policies.

  • Fitness to Practise Committee

    The Fitness to Practise Committee determines whether a nurse is suffering from a physical or mental condition or disorder that is affecting, or could affect, her or his practice, and if so, what action may be necessary to protect the public.

  • Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee

    The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) screens matters related to public complaints or information the College receives through reports.

  • Nominating Committee

    The Nominating Committee assists the board of directors (Council) with ensuring CNO’s committee members have the competencies and attributes (meaning the experience, knowledge, skills, and character) needed to fulfil their roles and our purpose to protect the public by promoting safe nursing...

  • Quality Assurance Committee

    The Quality Assurance Committee is responsible for ensuring that members comply with all aspects of the Quality Assurance Program, including the three types of assessment: self, practice and peer.

  • Registration Committee

    The Registration Committee assesses an applicant's qualifications to practise nursing in Ontario.




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