Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Policy Announcements & Updates

Policy Announcements & Updates

Nurses must be included in PTSD legislation

Ontario's RNs, NPs and nursing students are urging the provincial government to fix its mistake, and immediately add nurses to legislation that expedites access to treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Legislators unanimously passed Bill 163 recently, which gives Ontario's first responders a more direct path to treatment for PTSD. The bill is a major step toward eliminating barriers for suffering Ontarians, except for a glaring omission: the province's nurses.

Last Updated: 
2016-04-07