Effective March 1, 2021, BCCNM will transfer administration of CNPS professional liability protection to Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC, the provincial nursing association.
Learn more about how this change will impact you.
Liability protection is a BCCNM registration requirement, but the college does not provide PLP to registrants. The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) provides PLP for all BCCNM registered psychiatric nurses and employed student psychiatric nurses. CNPS is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is specifically tailored to meet the professional liability needs of nurses.
Practising registrants pay a fee upon initial registration to become beneficiaries of CNPS and gain access to their services. This status is renewed annually by paying a CNPS fee at registration renewal. See the fees page for details.
Learn more on the CNPS website
All NPs and RNs are also covered by Commercial General Liability insurance provided by Encon Group Inc. If you have questions about this policy, please direct them to
Nurse and Nurse Practitioners of B.C.