posted Dec. 22, 2017
Please note: this reduction was implemented before registration renewal opened on Jan. 2, 2018.
After making this payment, CRNBC registrants will have fully paid into CNPS and will only pay the CNPS' base fee going forward, bringing them in line with nurses in other provinces.
As a result of CRNBC having paid for this 2018 renewal period's CNPS Supplemental Fee, RN, NP and ESR practicing registration fees will be reduced by $30.71 from those
announced at the start of December. This was implemented before registration renewal was opened.
With the reduced fee increase, RNs will now pay $595.20, down from the previously announced $625.91; NPs will now pay $850.03, down from $880.74. For Employed student nurses they will now pay $225.50.
"As committed, CRNBC's Board considered options for ensuring that registrants saw a return after the sale of our building. As a result, the Board agreed that the most appropriate way to ensure that the funds were used responsibly was to pre-pay the retroactive amounts owed for professional liability protection – a service previously covered by CRNBC, and now managed by CNPS," said Rob Calnan, CRNBC Board Chair.
*Professional liability protection includes GST.
As shown in
the updated fee summary, the reduction in overall fees relates to the reduction
in the mandatory professional liability protection (PLP) fee paid to the
Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS).
You can find out more about PLP and
the provider, CNPS, on our website.
the building would have been sold several months ago to provide more time for
nurses to prepare for a fee increase.” Calnan explained, “Now that the sale of
our building is complete, the Board’s approved payment to CNPS has been paid
and fees for the current year and next two years of professional liability
protection will be reduced before registration renewal opens on January 2, 2018.”
registration renewal period opens, health regulators must provide the Ministry
of Health (MoH) with the fee schedule they will be charging registrants. The
Board sought to delay setting the registration renewal fee until the final
deadline with the MoH, in the hope that the sale of the building could be
finalized and a reduced fee increase could be announced.
sale of the building did not complete prior to this deadline, CRNBC had a
responsibility to announce the fee increase in full. It is important to note
that the Board’s decision to raise the CRNBC portion of the registration
renewal fee by $98.55 is still necessary.
pleased that we can reduce the overall fees for registrants, but this does not
change fact that the College needed to increase fees for 2018-19,” said
CEO/Registrar Cynthia Johansen. “As the work environment for nurses becomes
more complex, so does the work of the College.
measures, along with the co-creation of a new single nursing college for B.C., is
all part of a long-term strategy to mitigate against significant fee increases
in the future,” said Johansen.
For more information about CRNBC's fee increase, please see the blog from Board Chair, Rob Calnan and CEO/Registrar, Cynthia Johansen. which answers some of the questions and comments nurses sent in around the fee increase.
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