In 2020, the SALPN has implemented new requirements regarding how LPNs will report practice hours. The changes are in addition to the usual requirement of reporting your actual hours of work and relate to overtime hours and hours of work within a specialized, advanced area of practice or in independent practice, such as Foot Care. It’s important to begin tracking your hours of work beginning in January 2020, since at next fall’s renewal, LPNs will be asked to declare the following hours:
Hours of work
Hours of work in a specialized or advanced area of practice (Dialysis, Perioperative, Advanced Orthopedics) or within Independent Practice (Foot Care, Private Nursing Care)
Requirements related to hours of work are linked to the registration year and are obtained annually between January 1st and December 31st. The SALPN recommends keeping track of practice hours monthly, adding them to your personal calendar for quick reference. Doing so will be especially helpful for LPNs with more than one nursing position within a facility or those with more than one employer. Remember, with renewal beginning each year in October, the last weeks of the year are estimates.
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPP)
Are you looking for a convenient way to pay your future SALPN licensure fees? If so, subscribing to the SALPN’s Pre-Authorized Payment Plan is for you! The program allows members to pre-pay their licensure fees for the upcoming licensure year in 8 easy, monthly installments. The program begins on March 1st and concludes on October 1st.
LPNs interested in subscribing, including subscribers from last year’s program, must complete the following online application form by February 16th to be part of the program.
The SALPN will issue audit notifications in February 2020. Audits are primarily randomly selected, with a smaller number of directed audits initiated per the agreement terms between LPN members and the SALPN’s Counselling & Investigation Committee. Members directed to participate in a licensure audit, have either agreed to or been informed of an impending audit.
Do You Perform Foot Care?
Do you perform foot care? Have you updated your member profile to add in the foot care education you have completed? If you haven’t, please do this right away so we can keep you updated on new foot care competencies and regulations. After logging into your SALPN Member Profile, this information can be added by accessing the Update Profile tab.
For assistance, contact Kari Pruden, Professional Standards and Ethics Consultant at email@example.com.