Health Care Aide Regulation Information

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), the Government of Alberta, and Health Care Aides (HCAs) across Alberta are working together to make a smooth shift towards regulation.

On December 9, 2020, the Health Statutes Amendment Act received royal assent. Bill 46 made substantial amendments to the Health Professions Act, including the future regulation of Health Care Aides in Alberta.

As a result of these changes, the CLPNA will become one College with two distinctive professions: Licensed Practical Nurses and Health Care Aides. The CLPNA will also undergo a name change to The College of Licensed Practical Nurses and Health Care Aides of Alberta.





The CLPNA will be responsible for regulating Health Care Aides as a profession distinct from LPNs. Preparatory work has begun for a transition to regulation that will result in, at least, an additional 30,000 regulated health professionals in Alberta. This includes discussions regarding scope of practice, professional standards, professional ethics, entry-to-practice education standards, and continuing competence for HCAs. The regulation of HCAs in Alberta will be groundbreaking, as no other jurisdiction in Canada regulates HCAs as a distinct health profession.


For the most up-to-date information on HCA regulation, details on what this means for you as an HCA and HCA employers, and more please visit:

Contact or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta) or 780-484-8886.