In British Columbia any regulated health care provider - including nurses - can be held personally liable for professional negligence. Professional liability protection (PLP) is required to:
Any registrant with practising registration status is required to have valid professional liability protection. This includes registrants who:
CRNBC registrants automatically become beneficiaries of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) upon initial registration, and that status is renewed annually at registration renewal.
CNPS is a not-for-profit organization created by nurses that is specifically tailored to meet the professional liability needs of registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Their services focus on:
Visit the CNPS website for a full list and more information about their services.
All RNs and NPs are also covered by Commercial General Liability insurance provided by Encon Group Inc. If you have questions about this policy, please direct them to ARNBC at firstname.lastname@example.org.