When Alberta LPNs complete their annual renewal during the period of October 10 – December 31, 2023, they will be required to obtain and pay for professional liability insurance that meets the minimum requirements established by CLPNA Bylaws.
Provisions in Bill 46 prohibit regulatory colleges like the CLPNA from engaging in “association functions.” One of these association functions is obtaining liability insurance on behalf of registrants.
Professional liability insurance, also known as “malpractice insurance,” has a dual purpose: it protects the professional and safeguards the public interest.
Colleges are required to ensure that their registered professionals have professional liability insurance. However, professionals need to obtain this insurance separately from their college registration fees.
Previously, professional liability insurance was included as part of the CLPNA’s registration renewal fees. In the coming renewal period, LPNs will be required to obtain and pay for insurance separate from the renewal process. LPNs can meet this requirement in one of two ways.
Option One: Use the Direct Link
During your renewal, the CLPNA will provide a link where you can optionally select and pay for a plan from Lloyd Sadd that has been designed to meet our minimum coverage requirements.
Option Two: Select Your Own Provider
You will also have the option of selecting a plan with the insurance provider of your choice, providing the plan meets the CLPNA’s minimum requirements.
The CLPNA requires the following minimum coverage for medical malpractice liability insurance:
In addition, insurance coverage must also meet the following requirements: