Complaints & Discipline

CRPNBC has a duty to protect the public from incompetent, impaired or unethical psychiatric nursing practice.

Most Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) are competent, skilled professionals who work hard to maintain their clients’ confidence. However, there are times when there may be concerns about their behavior or the care they have provided. Patients, families, employers, colleagues or other members of the public may bring such concerns to the attention of CRPNBC, which may investigate complaints and take disciplinary action.

For the Public: What to do if you have a concern about an RPN
For Employers and Health Professionals: The duty to report
For Registrants: What to do if you receive a complaint
The Inquiry Process
The Discipline Process
Health Professions Review Board
Hearings & Outcomes
Inquiry and Discipline Outcomes
Upcoming Discipline Hearings


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