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Legislation Governing Nursing

The Nursing Act, 1991 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 determine how the nursing profession is regulated in Ontario.

The Nursing Act, 1991 contains a scope of practice statement and controlled acts authorized to nursing, as well as provisions and regulations specific to the nursing profession. It includes definitions of the classes of nurse registration, entry-to-practice and title protection regulations, and regulations on initiating controlled acts.

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 contains provisions regarding permitted actions and processes that are applicable to all regulated health professionals in Ontario.

Nursing Act, 1991

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

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