posted June 28, 2012
In February 2012, the CRNBC Board approved a policy setting out the principles and framework for an Early Intervention Addiction Program for CRNBC Registrants. The goals of the program are to:
On April 20, the CRNBC Board broadened the scope of this program. Previously, it was limited to addiction. Now the Early Intervention Program covers nurses with any illness that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care.
The program is private and confidential. A nurse’s involvement in the program is not noted on the CRNBC register: these nurses are meeting the Professional Responsibility and Accountability Standard by removing themselves from nursing practice
before their illness negatively impacts nursing practice. Nurses in the program agree to:
Nurses may self-refer to the program. Employers or others such as physicians can also refer nurses.
Early Intervention Program (Health)