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August 15, 2022

Media Releases

College Working to Implement Outcome of Appeal Panel Decision and Compliance Order

WINNIPEG – The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (the College) is working to implement the outcome of the appeal panel decision and a compliance order received July 26, 2022. Both uphold the importance of labour mobility for applicants who have already established registration in another Canadian jurisdiction and are applying here in Manitoba.

This is expected to impact fewer than 10 applicants coming from other Canadian jurisdictions who had previously submitted an application to the College that showed gaps in their registered nursing competencies requiring remediation.

Applicants’ right to appeal registration decisions, as well as the authority for the Minister of Health to issue a compliance order are explicitly provided for in legislation and serve as a mechanism to ensure fair and accountable registration decisions by the College.

“The appeal panel process provides an independent review of decisions of the College in a number of areas, including registration decisions,” said Noah Gatzke RN(NP), council chair. “The decision on the matter in question was reached prior to, and independently of the government’s compliance order and should reinforce public trust that the College has appropriate checks and balances in place.”

The College is committed to ensuring that registration decisions are made in a timely, objective, and fair manner, and the decision of the appeal panel will continue to inform our approach on a go-forward basis. We will continue to work with government and other key stakeholders to ensure a systems-level approach to addressing nursing workforce challenges. In alignment with our statutory mandate, the College remains committed to ensuring that every RN registered in Manitoba is qualified and competent to practice thereby ensuring the safety and well-being of Manitobans.

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For inquiries, please contact:

Martin Lussier
Manager of Communications
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
mlussier@crnm.mb.ca
204-789-0662