Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Policy Announcements & Updates

RNAO continues to oppose paid plasma in Canada

As Canada marks the 20th anniversary of the tabling of the Krever Commission report in response to the tainted blood scandal, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) would like to reiterate its vigorous opposition to the expansion of for-profit plasma clinics. Both the Krever Commission and the World Health Organization are unequivocal in stating that "the safest blood donors are voluntary and non-remunerated."

Last Updated: 
2017-11-21

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