New Requirement: Professional Liability Protection
The CRPNM has introduced a new requirement for a minimum of $5 million of professional liability protection. This protection must be made available on an occurrence basis, in a form suitable to the CRPNM, for those on the Practising and Graduate registers beginning January 1, 2020. The CRPNM has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) to ensure Manitoba Registered Psychiatric Nurses, and Graduate Psychiatric Nurses, can meet this requirement.
This means that effective January 1, 2020, all practising registered psychiatric nurses of Manitoba, including graduate psychiatric nurses, will be required to have beneficiary status with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS), so that they may have access to adequate PLP in the event of a claim against them.
You will pay the CNPS fee when you renew your registration each year, starting in the fall of 2019.
If you are on the Pre-Authorized Payment plan (PAP), you will need to be prepared to pay your CNPS fee during the renewal process. If you are not on PAP, you will need to be prepared to pay both your Practising registration fee and the CNPS fee to complete your renewal. The payment of the CNPS fee will satisfy the CRPNM that you have met its PLP requirement. Should your employer or another party require evidence of PLP, it will be necessary to contact the CNPS for the documentation.
We have prepared an FAQ for you to learn more about PLP, the CNPS and the services they provide and to see answers to some of the questions you might have.
Access to the FAQ is for CRPNM members only. Please click here https://crpnm.mb.ca/members/professional-liability-protection/ to access the member only page. The password is mbRPN!
Changes in How you Update Your Employment Information and Enter your Practice Hours
Your places of practice, as you have previously reported them, have been transferred to your new Member Portal. There are instructions in the portal on how to update your place of practice information. Please read and follow the instructions.
Please note that if your place(s) of practice do not have a start date, the system will require that you enter a start date the first time you open the record(s). It is okay if you don’t know the exact date you started with each employer. Enter the month and year that you started and chose the 1st of the month if you don’t know the exact date.
In the new portal, your practice hours will be entered as part of the renewal. You can only enter practice hours if you were on the Practising register.
Changes in When Your Registration Certificate
Will Update After Renewal
Your new Portal has a downloadable registration certificate and wallet card, which notes your expiry date in the current year. You can only see these if you are on the Practising or Graduate registers.
If you renew to the Practising register, your registration certificate will update with your new expiry date on January 1st. However, the registration history in your Public Register record will update the category you are renewing to and the effective date as soon as your renewal has been approved.
Employers have been asked to use the Public Register or the Employer Verification Site to verify your registration status. This is the most reliable method of verification as the information is updated in real time. If your employer has questions or concerns, you can also direct them to the CRPNM office.
You can find more information about Registration Renewal 2020 here.