— October 2016 | Vol. 3 Issue #10 —

Annual renewal is less than a month away! 7 things you need to know to avoid delays and additional fees, and be ready to practise in 2017

  1. Renewal opens November 1, 2016. Applications received before November 30 will be given priority status.
  2. If 2016 is your Jurisprudence year, you need to complete the exam before you renew.
  3. If you are signed up for CLPNBC’s Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) plan, you still need to complete the renewal application and pay any outstanding fees.
  4. We can only begin assessing your application when we have received all the required forms, documentation and fees.
  5. Don’t wait until the last minute! Our Registration team will not be available to support you, or assess your application, on December 26, 27 and 31.
  6. Renewal closes at 4:30 p.m. on December 31. If you haven't completed your application and submitted payment by that time, you will have to re-apply, pay the $200 reinstatement application fee and the $300 practising registration fee.
  7. Check the Public Registry before you work as an LPN in 2017. Working without registration is an offence under the Health Professions Act, and comes with an additional $200 fee and a potential investigation by the Inquiry Committee.

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Changes to limits & conditions

In September, the Board approved refinements to some limits and conditions. Some of the refinements reflect the dynamic nature of health care, for example, those related to Naloxone, dispensing and hemodialysis; others provide greater clarity about the LPN role.

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What is Jurisprudence video

What in the world is Jurisprudence?

Are you curious about CLPNBC’s Jurisprudence exam for LPNs? Get the facts from the source by watching a 4 minute video.

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New resource for LPNs

LPNs are responsible and accountable for their own practice whether it involves traditional, alternative or complementary care.

This new resource will help LPNs reflect on their role in complementary and alternative health.

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Board approves Bylaw amendments

On September 22, 2016, CLPNBC’s Board approved amendments to the Bylaws to support operations that are more effective. The majority of the changes relate to annual renewal and reinstatement, and Quality Assurance.

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What do we assess for renewal?

Remember, you may have to complete requirements beyond the application and the payment before we can renew your registration.

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