Reinstatement Hearings

When a nurse voluntarily resigns their licence or if the nurse’s license and/or registration is revoked by the Professional Conduct Committee, the nurse must follow our reinstatement process in order to regain registration and licensure.

Understanding the Process

The Reinstatement Committee is an independent decision making body made up of public members and nurses. Click here for more information on this committee

When a nurse applies to re-gain registration and licensure, the Reinstatement Committee reviews the nurse’s application to determine if it is appropriate for the nurse to return to work. They do this by collecting evidence from the nurse seeking reinstatement and from an investigator appointed by us, as required. 

The nurse will be asked to provide any information the committee requires to assist them in determining if the nurse should be reinstated. If the nurse’s licence and/or registration was revoked following a professional conduct hearing or if the nurse voluntarily resigned in the midst of an investigation, the nurse will be asked to provide evidence that the concerns raised by the complaint and/or discipline decision have addressed.

All applications for reinstatement will proceed to a Reinstatement Hearing.  The Reinstatement Hearing is usually a public process in which witnesses attend to give evidence and documentary evidence is submitted, similar to a trial.

Outcome

The Reinstatement Committee considers all of the evidence and decides whether to accept or reject the application for reinstatement. 

Will I be notified of the committee’s decision?

Yes. The Reinstatement Committee will provide a written decision to the nurse seeking reinstatement.

Is the Committee’s Decision Final?

Yes. The Reinstatement Committee’s decision is final. You may want to seek legal advice for information on any potential options external to NSCN. 

Apply for Reinstatement

If you are a nurse who would like to apply to re-instate your licence, please contact us at conduct@nscn.ca for more information.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at conduct@nscn.ca.  


As an organization, we uphold public trust by being accountable and transparent. One of the ways we do this is by sharing a general overview of our conduct processes in a way that everyone can understand. Due to the nature of this work however, these processes can be complex and there are ultimately a number of factors that determine the best course of action to promote the public interest. The material presented in this website is general information only, and is not legal advice. If there is any inconsistency between this information and the Nursing Act, regulations and bylaws, the legislation prevails. As a result, it is best to contact a member of our team, your legal counsel or a union representative to ensure you fully understand the information presented on our website and within the Nursing Act, regulations, and bylaws.