Legislation & Scope

Understanding Legislated Scope of Practice

Registered nursing in Saskatchewan is regulated by The Registered Nurses Act, 1988, commonly referred to as the legislated scope of practice. CRNS registrants must understand and adhere to their scope of practice, evaluating their own competency within it. They must also follow employer policies, recognizing that employers can limit but not expand their scope. When assessing activities, the client's best interest in their environment is paramount.

Health Care Legislation Relevant to Practice

This page identifies common pieces of provincial and federal legislation and resources relevant to the practice of registrants of the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS). The acts, regulations, bylaws, and information on this page are not exhaustive. Please refer to the actual legislation and resource for complete, up-to-date detailed information and for legal obligations outlined by that legislation and resource.

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