Updated: Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations
The Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct have been updated. These updates align with the recent amendment to the Health Professions (Protecting Women and Girls) Amendment Act, 2022 that strengthened provincial laws banning female genital mutilation in Alberta. Definitions have also been added to the document to enhance clarity.
Standards of practice are part of the overall legislative framework that governs the LPN profession in Alberta. They provide the minimum standard of behaviour that LPNs are expected to meet in their nursing practice. The CLPNA shares any changes to standards related to the LPN profession in Alberta with registrants and provides the opportunity comment on such changes.