Nurses

Our firm works with Registered Nurses (“RNs”), Registered Practical Nurses (“RPNs”), and Nurse Practitioners (“NPs”) who face regulatory issues at the College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”).  We work with RNs, RPNs, and NPs on matters such as:

  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Nurses of Ontario, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) at the CNO; 
  • Advocating on behalf of nurses at discipline hearings; 
  • Assisting nurses in registration applications;
  • Representing RNs, RPNs, or NPs in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Advising RNs, RPNs, or NPs on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Nursing Act, 1991; 
  • Assisting with fitness to practice matters;
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Nurses of Ontario; and
  • Advising RNs, RPNs or NPs on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, working with unregulated health care workers, entry-to-practice competencies, and confidentiality and privacy issues.

ARTICLES

Responding to Complaints at the College of Nurses of Ontario: What Nurses Need to Know