CONSULTATIONS

Help inform our regulatory work by providing your feedback to our public consultations. The feedback you provide on our policies, regulations, by-laws and other initiatives that are in development is essential to our processes and, as such, we invite you to participate in our open consultations.

Who can provide feedback? We happily accept feedback from SALPN members, stakeholders, and the general public. To participate in this consultation process, please see the information below.

Closed Consultations

This year, the SALPN Council proposes repealing the existing bylaws and replacing them with a complete set. The reason for this method is because of the large number of editorial or “housekeeping” changes throughout the bylaws. The proposed changes can be reviewed in detail in the side-by-side comparison document. 

Highlights of the non-editorial changes:

  • Removal of references and a section regarding honourary life members
  • Addition of a requirement that the national licensure exam must be passed within three years of completing the practical nursing education program
  • Addition to allow a fourth attempt at the national licensure exam
  • Addition to allow Graduate Licensed Practical Nurses (GLPNs) to vote at the Annual General Meeting
Click here to view the Regulatory Bylaw Side-by-Side Amendments

Click here to view the current Regulatory Bylaws 

This year the SALPN Council proposes repealing the existing bylaws and replacing them with a complete set. The reason for this method is because of the large number of editorial or “housekeeping” changes throughout the bylaws. The proposed changes can be reviewed in detail in the side-by-side comparison document.

Highlights of the non-editorial changes:

  • Addition of a term limit of ten years for Council Members
  • Addition of a cooling-off period for Council Members of three years. Cooling off means a period the Council Member must be off the Council before returning running for election or receiving an appointment to Council)
  • Addition of a requirement that all Council Members adhere to the Council Conduct policy
  • Clarification of the eligibility requirements to be nominated for Council. The previous wording prohibited those who had been subject to investigation or disciplinary proceedings. The current language ensures fairness.
  • Addition to allow meetings to be held virtually
Click here to view the Administrative Bylaw Side-by-Side Amendments 

Click here to view the current Administrative Bylaws 

In January 2020, the SALPN Council put into force a new set of Fee Bylaws. The explanation of those changes can be found here.

The January 2020 bylaws were presented at the Annual General Meeting held August 19, 2020, for either confirmation or revocation. The membership revoked the bylaws.

On August 19, 2020, following the Annual General Meeting, the SALPN Council used its authority to put into force the exact bylaws revoked by the membership.

Effective January 1, 2021, the SALPN Council repealed the August 19, 2020 bylaws and replaced them with a full set. These January 2021 Fee Bylaws are the same (as the original January 2020 Fee Bylaws) and include two (2) additions.

Highlights of the non-editorial changes:

  • The process to reinstate licensure after a lapse of licensure before enacting these bylaws included two (2) fees totaling $400. The two (2) fees have been combined into one fee totaling $400.  There is no change in the cost to the Member.
  • A fee of $100 has been put in place to have a criminal record assessed before a person applies for membership with the SALPN. This process could assist a potential member in determining suitability before they complete a practical nurse education program. Some criminal records may prevent someone from becoming licensed.

Click here to view the current Fee Bylaws.

The SALPN drafted a new document and is now seeking feedback on the content from our stakeholders as part of the external consultation process. This feedback process is in place to ensure relevant information is presented and that the information will provide clarity on LPN practice.

The SALPN Legislative Interpretation Physician Delegation to a Licensed Practical Nurse document provides the professional expectations and obligations for a licensed practical nurse when accepting a delegation from a physician.

The document can be viewed HERE.

All feedback is carefully considered, even that which is not reflected in the final document. When finalizing the document’s content, SALPN will consider the extent to which your suggestions or comments represent the expectations of the profession and are consistent with our mandate as a regulatory body.