PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM SEXUAL ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT EDUCATION COURSE


Mandatory Requirement - All RPNs MUST Complete This New Course

On April 1st, 2019, Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients - officially took effect in Alberta to protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by health professionals.  As part of the legislation, all regulated health professionals in Alberta must successfully complete an education course on preventing and addressing sexual abuse and sexual misconduct towards patients.  The three-module course will create awareness about how to recognize and prevent sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. The course includes key definitions, mandatory reporting requirements, and consequences of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.

All members must complete the online education course Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct and upload their certificate of completion through their CRPNA Member Page prior to renewing their 2021-2022 practice permit.

This mandatory course on sexual abuse and sexual misconduct is now available through the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions (AFRHP) and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Click this link to the Mandatory Course: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

Please note this course will take approximately an hour and a half to complete, and your progress is not saved. Upon completion, you must save this certificate and upload it to your CRPNA Member Page prior to the 2021/2022 renewal year.

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