New Practice Resources
Unregulated Nurse Employees (UNE)
The Manitoba Government announced the role for the undergraduate nurse employee (UNE) in Manitoba. Click here for the announcement. The UNE initiative provides senior nursing students the opportunity to work in their chosen career prior to their graduation, under the guidance and supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or registered psychiatric nurse (RPN).
The Colleges of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) developed a practice direction to assist RNs and RPNs to understand the practice expectations when supervising students in these roles.
See the practice direction here.
Amendments to the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)
Amendments to the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) came into force on January 1, 2022.
View the Questions and Answers document developed by Manitoba Health and Seniors Care here
The Department has also developed Guidance documents respecting new privacy breach notification requirements, and the new limited authority to disregard an access request and to determine that an access request has been abandoned.
- Guideline on Limited Authority to Make a Determination that a Request for Access Has Been Abandoned
- Guideline on Limited Authority to Disregard Certain Requests for Access
- Guideline on Privacy Breaches
While these amendments will be of particular interest to RPNs in independent practice, all RPNs should familiarize themselves with these changes.
Did you know that Manitoba Health and Seniors Care offers a free PHIA online training program?
Learn more here: https://trainingtodo.com/mbhealth/secure/index.asp