Practice Statements “Fitness to Practice” and “Self-Reporting of Criminal Offenses” have been removed from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) website after being replaced by new Policy and Interpretive documents first introduced in late 2012.
Replacing the former Practice Statements are the following :
- Practice Policy: Personal Declaration of Registration Requirements
- Interpretive Document: Fitness to Practice and Incapacity
- Interpretive Document: Duty to Report
The updated Practice Policy and Interpretive Documents provide reporting requirements for good character and reputation, and fitness to practice for Licensed Practical Nurses registered with the CLPNA.
These reporting requirements include:
- any investigation, proceeding or discipline by a regulatory body other than CLPNA.
- any current charges for a criminal offence.
- any finding or pleading of guilt to a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted
- any physical or mental condition or disorder that may impair the ability to provide safe, competent and ethical care, and whether the applicant is under the care of a physician or healthcare team and is following medical advice.
Questions regarding the documents may be directed to the CLPNA’s Practice Consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).