The Manitoba government establishes the legislation that governs health professions.
Effective June 1, 2022, the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is the governing legislation for the Registered Psychiatric Nurse profession in Manitoba, replacing the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act.
This legislation ensures all health professions in Manitoba are governed by consistent, uniform legislation and regulations with a focus on patient safety. The advantages of moving the psychiatric nursing profession to regulation under the RHPA include modernized rules and processes for governance, registration, complaints and discipline processes, and the regulation and by-law making authority that will apply to all regulated health professions when they transition to the RHPA.
The following regulations came into force on June 1, 2022, transitioning the RPN profession to the RHPA and replacing the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act:
About the Regulations
The General Regulation was developed by the CRPNM, in tandem with the Practice of Registered Psychiatric Nursing Regulation, which was developed by the Manitoba Government Department of Health and Seniors Care. Together, these regulations transitioned the profession of registered psychiatric nursing to new regulation under the RHPA.
The General Regulation:
The Practice Regulation:
The CRPNM By-laws specify governance and procedural matters and identify how the CRPNM will conduct its business. There are several changes that have taken place due to the College’s becoming governed under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). On December 2, 2023, the Council approved changes that will implement a competency-based appointment process for all Council members.