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Regulation, Legislation & By-Laws
The College develops and implements policies and changes to its nursing legislation with the goal of protecting the public interest through the regulation of nursing practice.
Policy development involves identifying trends or issues that may have an impact on nursing regulation. New government legislation, direction from Council, and other external factors can play a role in helping the College identify and shape its policies. These policies in turn shape the College’s by-laws.
The College’s by-laws are the rules that govern how the College operates. Government legislation authorizes Council to make by-laws related to the College's governance, administration and regulatory functions.
Legislation Governing Nursing
The Nursing Act, 1991 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 determine how the nursing profession is regulated in Ontario.