Nominations are currently being accepted for Council Members and Council Vice-Chair.
Did you know that 2021 is the first year SALPN will be working to meet our new Regulatory Performance Standards? The Council has a vital role in overseeing SALPN’s progress in meeting the standards.
SALPN offers plenty of educational opportunities to help Council Members learn how to contribute to the Council effectively. In addition to contributing to the important work of the Council, Council Members have opportunities to enhance their leadership skills.
Watch the SALPN Council Video below!
COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE
The last meeting, held virtually, of the SALPN Council, was on March 9 -10th. You can view the meeting minutes by clicking the button below.
initiated the process to develop the next strategic plan
approved the 2021 operational plan
approved several new or updated governance policies
reviewed the 2020 4th quarter results
In December 2020, the SALPN Council approved amendments (changes) to the SALPN Bylaws. These amendments will be presented to the membership for approval at the May 18, 2021, Annual General Meeting. The AGM will again be held online.
The SALPN has extended the consultation opportunity to SALPN members, stakeholders, and the general public on the proposed changes. Click the button below to participate in the consultation process for the 2021 Bylaw amendments. Feedback will be accepted until 12:00 pm, April 10, 2021.
One week remains to submit your SALPN’s Registration and Licensure Audit.
The audits were distributed by email on March 2, 2021, along with several follow-up reminders. Not sure if you are supposed to participate? No problem! There are a couple of ways to check:
1. Check your email inbox (don’t forget to look at your Spam or Junk folders)
2. Log in to your SALPN Member Portal. If you see the My Audits tab on the left-hand side of the page, you are required to participate! The Audit Instruction Guides are on the SALPN Webpage under “Audits.”
The submission deadline for all audits (CEP, Practice Hours, Criminal Record Check, and Independent Practice) is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 4 pm!
For more details about the SALPN Licensure Audits, please click the button below.
The SALPN has the legislated mandate of public protection through the regulation of licensed practical nurses. One area of this regulation is setting the standards and requirements for licensure and renewal. Some of the requirements, included in the SALPN Regulatory Bylaws, require that the LPN declare any criminal conviction(s), report the number of hours of Practice per year, obtain Continuing Education Portfolio program hours, and provide information related to the Independent Practice registry.
The annual licensure audit is a tool to verify that LPNs met the renewal requirements at the time of renewal and were truthful in their declarations. The SALPN randomly audits approximately 15% of the membership across the four areas mentioned above. In addition to the random selection, the SALPN also audits LPNs who may have had previous reporting errors, those who have an audit as part of a disciplinary order, or if new regulatory requirements need verification.
In 2020, the SALPN issued 13 Disciplinary Ticket Offences for audit non-compliance:
12 CEP Audit tickets
1 Practice Hour Audit ticket
Ticketed members were required to pay a $500 penalty to SALPN. Also, the non-compliant CEP Audit members are participating in the 2021 audit.
PRE-AUTHORIZED PAYMENT PLAN (PPP)
Sign up for the next scheduled withdrawal!
If you sign-up on or before March 25, 2021, you can have your first PPP payment withdrawn on April 1st!
The PPP program allows you to pay your licensure renewal fee in advance, with a direct withdrawal of $57.25 per month from your bank account.
The last withdrawal is scheduled for September 1, 2021, enrol today and be a part of the next 6 scheduled withdrawals!
Sign-up by logging in to your SALPN member portal, and click Sign-Up for PPP!
April 1, 2021 is the upcoming Pre-Authorized payment date. The cut-off date to have your payment withdrawn is March 25, 2021. Please, have all your banking information updated by this date to ensure that your payment gets withdrawn on April 1, 2021.
For more information about the SALPN pre-authorized payment plan, click on the button below or email your inquiries to email@example.com
A message from Dr. Saqib Shahab, Chief Medical Health Officer
Pooling Residual COVID-19 Vaccine to Obtain a Full Dose
On March 10, 2021, the Saskatchewan COVID-19 Immunization Oversight Committee approved the temporary practice of pooling residual COVID-19 vaccine from up to three vials to obtain a full dose. The practice change was brought forward as a strategy to protect as many individuals as possible from COVID-19 while initial vaccine supply is limited.