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Independent Practice

Guidelines for Self-Employed RPNs

If you are self employed or exploring the possibility of Independent Practice we strongly recommend that you to familiarize yourself with the Guidelines for Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Independent Practice. You can download a copy of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC) guidelines by clicking the link below. This document was approved by the CRPNM Board of Directors in October 2008 and replaces the former CRPNM Independent Practice Guidelines.

Download RPNC Guidelines for Independent Practice

Please contact the CRPNM if you wish to discuss the contents of this document and how the guidelines might apply to your self-employed situation. See below for important insurance information.


Malpractice/Liability Insurance for Self-Employed RPNs

For RPNs who have an employer the primary malpractice/liability insurance coverage is provided through the employing agency. Those who are self-employed must secure primary insurance coverage through independent agents. RPNs who are self-employed are required to hold a minimum of $2,000,000 professional malpractice/liability coverage.

The CRPNM requires that all RPNs who are self-employed provide a copy of the certificate of professional liability insurance on an annual basis. This may be sent with your annual registration renewal documents or annually whenever the insurance term is renewed.

Please contact the CRPNM if you require further information about purchasing professional malpractice/liability insurance.