Changes to Professional Liability Protection Requirements

Originally posted: January 26, 2023

The CLPNM Board of Directors has approved a motion to change the liability protection requirements for members of Manitoba’s practical nursing profession.  

The liability protection that will be required for Manitoba’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Graduate Practical Nurses (GPNs) will be the professional liability protection made available through the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) with a minimum limit of protection of Five (5) Million dollars.

All GPNs and LPNs must have the status of CNPS beneficiary and be eligible for CNPS professional liability protection effective December 1, 2023. For LPNs, registration for CNPS Core Services (which includes eligibility for professional liability protection) will occur as part of their CLPNM annual registration renewal.

Other nursing professionals in Manitoba must also be eligible for CNPS professional liability protection with the same minimum limit of protection.

LPNs will have access to more support and a higher limit of professional liability protection through this program compared to what has been available to them in the past. Access to a higher level of protection is required in the context of the current risks faced by members of the profession in their practice.

We understand that you likely have questions. Please review our FAQs on Changes to Professional Liability Protection Requirements. If you still have questions, please visit the CNPS website for more details regarding their organization and the services available to beneficiaries. If you still have questions about the CLPNM’s decision to transition to the CNPS, please contact the CLPNM by email.