Investigation/Discipline Process

The Government of Saskatchewan has granted the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) the authority and responsibility to regulate Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Saskatchewan. The purpose of professional regulation is to protect the public from risk and reduce harm to those a profession serves. LPNs are regulated because the service LPNs provide can pose a risk to the public if performed incompetently, unethically, or by unqualified individuals.

The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000 (LPN ACT) establishes two statutory committees: The Counselling & Investigation Committee and the Discipline Committee. They manage investigation and discipline proceedings involving LPNs. The LPN Act prescribes the composition and the authority of the committees. The decision-making functions of the committees are independent of the SALPN and are supported administratively by SALPN staff.

The processes and decision-making of the committees are guided by the below principles of natural justice and procedural fairness:

• The right to be informed
• The right to respond to the allegations
• The right to be represented
• The right to a fair and impartial decision-making process
• The right to have the case decided by those that have heard the case
• The right to timely proceedings
• The right to be provided reasons for decision-making



The Process

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COUNSELLING & INVESTIGATION AND DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE PROCEDURES

The Procedures of the Counselling & Investigation and Discipline Committee are  further described in the manual. Click the image below to view. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


The Discipline process is further described in the Disciplinary Proceedings brochure. Click on the image below to view. 

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