Alberta Health Updates for Regulated Health Professionals on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(UPDATED November 26, 2020) The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is working closely with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, as well as with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta College of Pharmacy and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, to provide the latest information to…

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Immunization Reporting for All LPNs as of Jan. 1, 2021

The Government of Alberta’s Immunization Regulation gives all health professionals, including licensed practical nurses (LPNs), additional responsibilities regarding immunizations. This aims to improve capacity to manage outbreaks, the quality of immunization services, and increase immunization rates. The second stage of these regulations comes into effect in the new year. Reporting Requirements in Effect January 1,…

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Foundation Announces 2020 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for Licensed Practical Nurses is pleased to honour the four recipients of the 2020 Awards of Excellence. They represent a dedication to excellence in the areas of education, leadership, collaborative practice and nursing knowledge. A short video presentation on each winner, announced by the Foundation’s President, shares details about these admirable…

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StatsCan: COVID Impact Survey on Health Care Workers

Below is an invitation to complete a short questionnaire on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers. This crowdsourcing initiative is a collaboration between Statistics Canada, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. They encourage anyone working in a health care setting to participate….

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Hearing Notice: Randi Burnett #40405

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Hearing Notice: Brooklyn Braxton #47180

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Review of the ‘Whistleblower Protection’ Act

Alberta’s ‘Whistleblower Protection’ Act is under comprehensive review and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship is inviting your participation in the process. The Act “creates a safe avenue for public servants to speak out about wrongdoings or make complaints of reprisal” without fear of punishment, and applies to employees of public sector health authorities, including…

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Professional growth through Committee involvement; Apply for 2021-2022

Licensed Practical Nurses interested in professional growth and engagement are invited to volunteer for various committees at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the 2021-2022 term. Orientation and training provided. Participants receive an honorarium and travel expenses. Apply with a resume by November 22, 2020. See below for details. HEARING TRIBUNAL…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Dec 10)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, practice in a safe, competent and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues,…

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Alberta moves to regulate Health Care Aides; CLPNA to be regulator

Today, as part of Bill 46, the Health Statues Amendment Act, the government tabled amendments to the Health Professions Act in Alberta’s Legislature, which included the proposed regulation of the province’s Health Care Aides. “We are very pleased that, as part of this legislation, health care aides will be regulated as a separate profession within…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Dec 8)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the amended Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) that became effective February 1, 2020 in Alberta. The amended regulation streamlines how the CLPNA manages registration and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy…

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