Guidance for Nurse Practitioners on Vaccine Medical Exemptions, Important Renewal Information for All Nurses and More

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September 23, 2021

Our 34th newsletter issue was released on September 23rd. The newsletter includes highlights on:

Guidance for Nurse Practitioners Regarding Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada have been shown to be safe and effective against symptomatic COVID-19, and protect against severe disease, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.

Throughout Nova Scotia, many organizations are requiring that all staff and visitors be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is not unreasonable to expect that, in response, nurse practitioners may be asked to provide medical notes for clients who have chosen not to be vaccinated.

As nurse practitioners continue to work to mitigate any further spread of COVID-19, NSCN aims to support their leadership with clear guidance on their responsibilities in this circumstance.

Nurse practitioners must only support requests for a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination for clients with a legitimate medical condition that would warrant an exemption.

Read our Guidance for Nurse Practitioners Regarding Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccinations statement for more information on COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions.


Important Renewal Information

Applied for payroll deduction and wondering what’s next?

Applications under payroll deduction aren’t processed until we receive your licensure fee from your employer, which occurs in September. But don’t worry – you’ll have your licence in time for November 1!

3,976 Nurses have already renewed their licence so far this renewal season! Join your colleagues!

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