Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Proposed revisions to the Nursing Registration Regulation (College of Nurses of Ontario)

Registration Regulation Review
College of Nurses of Ontario
101 Davenport Road
Toronto, ON. M5R 3P1

Via email: regulations@cnomail.org

November 29, 2010

Dear Anne,

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the College of Nurses of Ontario General and Fees By-Laws and the proposed revisions to the Nursing Registration Regulation. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional organization for registered nurses who practise in all roles and sectors across Ontario. Our mandate is to advocate for healthy public policy and for the role of registered nurses in shaping and delivering health services.

In our submission to the Standing Committee on Bill 179 , RNAO strongly supported the proposed legislation requiring all regulated health professionals and their employers to have and maintain independent personal professional liability protection. Recognizing that the proposed revisions to the Registration Regulation necessitate complementary amendments to the bylaws, RNAO welcomes many of the changes contained in both the bylaws and the regulations. In closely reviewing the proposed amendments, the RNAO has identified areas where the regulation can be strengthened and improved and these suggestions are included here. Overall, though, the RNAO is strongly supportive of the College and government moving expeditiously with the proposed regulatory package.

We would like to thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important regulation, and associated bylaw, which impacts nursing in Ontario and the public we serve. RNAO members are unwavering in their commitment to provide the highest quality, client-centred care for all Ontarians.


Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN, PhD, O.ONT.
Executive Director, RNAO

David McNeil, RN, BScN, MHA, CHE
President, RNAO

To view the full submission for "RNAO's Response to CNO re: the proposed Nursing Registration Regulation", including text and references, please see below.

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