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Fitness to Practice and HPA Definition of “Incapacitated”

Document Type: Interpretive Document
Last Updated: November 1, 2021
Approver: Executive


Assists applicants and registrants understand the legal implications of being “incapacitated,” as defined in the Health Professions Act, and how that relates to their professional responsibility to maintain fitness to practice. “Incapacitated” means that the ability of a healthcare professional has been compromised by a physical, mental, or emotional condition or disorder, the CLPNA considers these issues as an LPN or applicant not being fit to practice. This document is not a substitute for legal advice.