An important part of our work is accomplished through regulatory committees that are established to help fulfill our mandate of public protection. Our regulatory committees function at arm’s length from our day-to-day work and include volunteer nurses and members of the public who make objective decisions related to the registration and licensing, practice and conduct of nurses in Nova Scotia.
The Professional Conduct Committee conducts formal hearings into the allegations referred by the Complaints Committee. For each matter, a panel hears evidence to determine whether one or more of the allegations against a nurse can be proven true, and if so, whether such proof amounts to a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence, incapacity and/or conduct unbecoming the profession.
This committee must include at minimum 8 LPNs, 12 RNs, 4 NPs and 8 public representatives.
Coming soon! Members of this committee will be approved at our first Board meeting in June.
In the spirit of transparency, we publish the terms of reference for each of our committees. The terms provide an in-depth look at the work and requirements of the committee. Click here to open the Professional Conduct Committee Terms of Reference.
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