Professional liability protection (PLP) was a requirement for practising registration.
No change. Professional liability protection will remain a registration requirement.
When to purchase
Practising RPNs and employed student psychiatric nurses (ESPNs) purchased their CNPS professional liability protection during renewal.
No change. Practising RPNs and ESPNs will continue to purchase their PLP option during renewal.
Group rate vs. individual beneficiary rate
Registrants purchased their CNPS PLP at the CNPS group rate. This is a separate fee paid at renewal, and is not included in BCCNM registration fees.
Registrants will choose how they would like to purchase their PLP. They have two options:
1. Purchase NNPBC membership and obtain CNPS PLP at the group rate; or
2. Obtain PLP as an independent CNPS beneficiary at the individual rate.
Fees covered 12 months
Fees will cover 13 months to align with extended BCCNM registration year
Cost of CNPS Professional liability protection
Registrants purchased CNPS PLP at the group rate for:
Note: Registrants automatically pay the group rate because BCCNM is currently the CNPS jurisdictional member
The cost depends on the option chosen:
* Employed student psychiatric nurses: the bundled option costs $86.10 ($31.50 NNPBC associate fee + $54.60 CNPS PLP at the group rate)
Note: In 2021-22 NNPBC membership will no longer include CNA membership.
Cost of NNPBC (association) membership
Registrants have the option to purchase Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) membership, which included Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) membership, for:
NNPBC (association) membership was optional.
No change. NNPBC membership is still optional.
CNPS Jurisdictional membership
BCCNM was jurisdictional member for CNPS and has access to the preferential CNPS group rate.
NNPBC will be jurisdictional member for CNPS and have access to the preferential CNPS group rate.
Both fees are for 13 months to align with our registration year for 2021-22.
Yes. As the B.C. jurisdictional member for CNPS, NNPBC provides access to the group rate. This is bundled with association membership.
You have the option of purchasing your PLP as an individual beneficiary at the cost of $164.85 if you do not want to become a member of the association. This option will also be available on your renewal application.
Professional liability protection must be obtained from CNPS unless:
In this scenario, the provider would need to be approved by the BCCNM board and meet the requirements as laid out in the BCCNM bylaws.
Learn more about your professional liability protection vs what your employer may provide.
No. Registrants will not see any changes to the level of service and protection that they receive from CNPS today.