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As of May 31, 2018 all conduct matters are considered under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
Prior to this date, matters are considered under The Registered Nurses Act and Regulations and the standards in place at the time.
As the professional regulatory body for RNs in Manitoba, we have a responsibility to protect the public interest. The College uses the professional conduct review process to address allegations of unacceptable conduct or practice by RNs. This involves investigation, discipline and appeal processes.
Investigation, Discipline & Appeals Process
One of the primary goals of the investigation, discipline and appeals process is to achieve an appropriate balance between the safety and interests of the public and the roles and responsibilities of RNs. However, the safety of the public always takes precedence over the interests of RNs or the profession. Whenever possible, complaints are resolved through education and remedial strategies. This corrects and improves the RN’s nursing practice and also promotes meeting the standards of practice and code of ethics.
Following an investigation or the breach of an undertaking, a matter may be referred to the Inquiry Committee for a hearing. The Inquiry Committee consists of members and former members of the College as well as public representatives. When a matter is referred to the Inquiry Committee, the chair or vice-chair of the Inquiry Committee selects a panel from among the members of the Inquiry Committee to hold a hearing.
Tracey Legary RN BN, Manager of Professional Conduct
Toll-free: 1-800-665-2027 (Manitoba only)