Any person with a concern regarding the conduct, capacity or competence of a practical nurse in Manitoba may file a complaint with the CLPNM.

Whenever possible, complaints are to be submitted in writing to the CLPNM Executive Director, and signed. Any person who requires support to submit a complaint in writing is encouraged to contact the CLPNM for assistance.

The CLPNM and its Investigation Committee will apply the legislation, standards of practice, code of ethics and practice directions that guide and direct the profession when reviewing the complaint. For more information, please review:

If you require assistance or wish to discuss the situation prior to proceeding with a formal complaint, you may contact the CLPNM at, 204-663-1212 or 1-877-663-1212 toll free. Note that any information received by the CLPNM that is deemed to impact public safety may be further investigated regardless of whether a formal complaint is made.

Information for Employers

Employers, please be aware that The Licensed Practical Nurses Act (the Act) states: “if a person who employs a licensed practical nurse terminates the licensed practical nurse’s employment for misconduct, incompetence or incapacity, the employer shall promptly report the termination to the executive director and give the licensed practical nurse a copy of the report.” If you are an employer and have terminated an LPN’s employment under the circumstances described above, please make your report in writing to:

Executive Director
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
463 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg MB  R2M 3C9

If you have questions about this duty to report, please contact the CLPNM.

Information for Witnesses

Individuals asked to provide information in the course of an investigation are encouraged to review the following fact sheet, prior to their investigation interview.

Information for Practical Nurses

The Act states: “a member [of the profession] who believes that another member is suffering from a physical or mental condition or disorder of a nature or to an extent that the member is unfit to continue to practise or that the member’s practice should be restricted, shall inform the executive director of that belief and the reasons for it.” For more information on this duty to report, please review the CLPNM’s:

If you are a practical nurse and have received notice that there has been a complaint to the CLPNM about your conduct, capacity or competence, please review:

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