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May 2012


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College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

CRNBC Board Highlights 

Captive Insurance Corporation

Early Intervention Health Program for more than addiction

The following is a summary of key decisions made by the
College Board on April 20, 2012. As of May 2012, approved Board minutes will be published online. The February minutes were approved at the April 20 meeting.

Captive Insurance Corporation

On May 1, 2012, the College began providing liability insurance to registrants in a different way. We now purchase it through a third-party provider called ENCON. The only significant change is that the professional liability limit has increased from $1 million to $5 million. The coverage for nurse practitioners is unchanged.

Reasons for the change

The College used to provide coverage through the Captive Insurance Corporation, which was established by RNABC. Moving to ENCON maintains the coverage for nurses, reduces the College’s financial risk and addresses any perceived conflict of interest.

If you have any questions please email or call 1.800.565.6505, ext. 332.

Early Intervention Health Program for more
than addiction

On April 20, the Board broadened this health program. Previously the program was limited to addiction. However, its scope now covers nurses with any illness that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care. A nurse’s involvement in the program is not noted on the CRNBC registrar. These nurses are meeting the Self-Regulation Standard by removing themselves from nursing practice. They agree to not return to practice until a physician expert has approved a return to work.

Employers can refer nurses to the program.

For more information, contact Jacinta MacKinnon.

© CRNBC 2012

Board Highlights is published by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and distributed to select CRNBC registrants and stakeholders following each Board meeting and posted on the CRNBC website. Publication of information in this newsletter is one of the College's official methods of notification to registrants.

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