Consultation – RPN Scope of Practice Document

In anticipation of the final approval of the regulations that will transition the Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) profession to regulation under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), and a coming into force date of June 1, 2022, the CRPNM Quality Assurance Committee is consulting on the RPN Scope of Practice document.

The Scope of Practice document intended to provide guidance to RPNs, employers and the public about RPN scope of practice and reserved acts that will be authorized in the regulations. The purpose of this document is to:

  • Explain the Regulations and those parts of the Regulated Health Professions Act that affect scope of practice for registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs).
  • Set out the standards, limits and conditions related to RPN scope of practice and the performance of the reserved acts.
  • Explain the reserved acts for RPNs.

Review the RPN Scope of Practice Manitoba DRAFT for Consultation

Participate in the consultation here  

The companion documents referred to in the Scope of Practice document can be found here:

Reserved Acts Requiring Additional Education Practice

Using a Clinical Decision Tool 

Comments will be accepted from May 17 to May 27, 2022 and should be submitted to the Quality Assurance Committee at the survey link above.

The Quality Assurance Committee will review and consider all comments received and recommend the final document to the CRPNM Council for approval.

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