Amendments to the Registered Nurses Act, 2008 is anticipated to come into effect in September, 2019 and provide authority to ARNNL to establish a Quality Assurance Program (QAP). These amendments will strengthen and support ARNNL's mandate to regulate RNs and NPs in the public interest.
The QAP is proactive and supports early intervention to prevent a practice issue from escalating to conduct deserving of a sanction. Thereby, supporting the RN/NP to meet ARNNL's Standards of Practice for safe, competent and ethical care.
A quality assurance review of a registered nurse or his or her practice may be initiated by a Quality Assurance Committee (QAC), consisting of RNs and public representatives, and may make orders to address a practice issue.
During the review, it may be identified that the RN may be guilty of conduct deserving of sanction. In this case, the QAC will terminate its review and the matter will be referred to the Complaints Authorization Committee.
For more information, please refer to the following links:
- Quality Assurance Program
- Bill 32
- Bill 57
- Quality Assurance Committee Terms of Reference
- April 2017, Archived Teleconference Event
For more information on the QA process, call Michelle Osmond 709-753-6181 or Rolanda Lavallee at 709-753-6019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org