The Regulated Health Professions Act– subsection 168(1)- sets out, in law, the responsibilities of employers to report misconduct to the College.
If an employer suspends or terminates the employment of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Graduate Psychiatric Nurse for misconduct, incompetence or incapacity, the employer must promptly report the suspension or termination to the College’s Registrar in writing.*
There may be other times when an employer is concerned about the practice or conduct of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or a Graduate Psychiatric Nurse.
If you are an employer and would like to discuss an issue or if you are not sure whether an incident should be reported to the College, please contact the College’s Registrar.
* The Registrar reviews all complaints and employer reports to determine if they should be referred to the College’s Complaints Investigation Committee.