Feedback Requested on Two New Standards of Practice
The feedback survey is now closed.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is releasing two new standards of practice for feedback from stakeholders. These proposed standards are meant to replace the current Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on Boundary Violations.
You can read each document and give your feedback by clicking the links below.
- The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on Sexual Abuse, Sexual Misconduct, and Female Genital Mutilation addresses sexual boundary violations that may be career ending.
- The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on Professional Boundaries addresses professional boundaries that are not career ending.
Please provide your feedback before January 8, 2024.
Why Is This Changing?
These two documents provide more detail and clarity on an LPN’s responsibilities related to professional boundaries.
The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on Sexual Abuse, Sexual Misconduct, and Female Genital Mutilation focuses on language required by Bill 10, Health Professions (Protecting Women and Girls) Amendment Act and Bill 21, An Act to Protect Patients. Violation of these standards may be career-ending.
The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on Professional Boundaries sets expectations for LPNs when interacting with their clients, former clients, individuals closely associated with the client, and their colleagues. It includes:
- conflicts of interest.
- physical, verbal, emotional, and financial boundary violations.
- a registrant’s responsibility in relation to dual relationships, neglect, sexual boundary violations (excluding sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and female genital mutilation), and providing professional services to partners.