News Bulletin VO. 25 NO. 3

Bill 120

As Cindy Smith, Executive Director, mentioned at the Annual Meeting on May 3, 2023, new legislation that will amend The Registered Nurses Act, 1988 has come into effect. The Miscellaneous Statutes (Health Professions) Amendment Act, 2022 (Bill 120) was introduced into the Legislature on December 1, 2022, and came into force on May 15, 2023.

Several specific amendments in this new legislation were proposed by the Network of Interprofessional Regulatory Organizations (NIRO), representing all 26 regulated health professional bodies in Saskatchewan, including the CRNS. These proposed amendments will strengthen regulator transparency and accountability and provide regulators with the tools to fulfill our legal mandate to protect the public and maintain public confidence in self-regulation.

More information will be provided in the upcoming months on what will be changed and how it impacts registrants based on these legislative changes. One significant change includes the official change to the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) in all legislation. Before this change, the College operated at the CRNS, but we were still known as the Association in legislation.


Review The Miscellaneous Statutes (Health Professions) Amendment Act, 2022 (Bill 120) here.




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