The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island (CLPNPEI) is the professional regulatory body that governs the practice of graduate practical nurses, and licensed practical nurses in Prince Edward Island. The duty of the CLPNPEI is to carry out its objects and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest.
The CLPNPEI has the following objects:
(a) to regulate the practice of its regulated health profession and govern its members in accordance with this Act, the regulations and bylaws;
(b) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards of academic or technical achievement and qualification for registration as a member of the regulated health profession;
(c) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor and enforce standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by its members;
(d) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards respecting continuing education for its members, and develop rules respecting exemptions from the continuing education requirements in circumstances the college considers appropriate;
(e) to provide information for the public about the regulated health profession and assist persons in exercising their rights under this Act and the regulations and bylaws;
(f) to develop, establish and maintain programs to promote the ability of its members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues;
(g) to promote and enhance relations between the college and its members, other colleges, key stakeholders and the public;
(h) to promote inter-professional collaboration with other colleges; and
(i) to administer the college’s affairs and perform its duties and carry out its powers in accordance with this Act, the regulations and the bylaws.
Effective April 1, 2018, the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Licensed Practical Nurses Regulations (Regulations) provide the legal framework for the profession of practical nursing in Prince Edward Island. They grant CLPNPEI its authority to govern practical nurses in the interest of the public.
In accordance with the RHPA and the LPN Regulations, CLPNPEI is authorized to maintain registers of practical nurses, establish entry-to-practice requirements, establish standards of education, develop standards and codes to guide the profession, ensure continuing competence, issue practice directives, and oversee the conduct of practical nurses.
The RHPA Act also grants the CLPNPEI Council authority to make by laws to govern the affairs of CLPNPEI.