We have received a number of calls lately about telehealth and the ability to provide this service. Telehealth connects patients and health care providers who provide health services over the phone, computer or any other form of information and communication technologies (ICT).
Providing telehealth to a Saskatchewan resident
To provide telehealth to a Saskatchewan resident, you must be registered and hold a practicing license with the CRNS. The Registered Nurses Act, 1988 in Saskatchewan outlines the need to be registered to engage in the practice of registered nursing and to use protected titles. Information about registration can be found here.
Questions about registration can be directed to Regulatory Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 306.359.4200 or 1.800.667.9945 (toll free within Canada).
Providing telehealth to clients who are residents of another province or territory
Each province/territory and country is governed by differing legislation/regulations/bylaws. We encourage you to contact the nursing regulator in that jurisdiction before providing telehealth services to their residents.
A national discussion is currently underway to examine the delivery of telehealth services across the country. We will provide updates on this issues as further information becomes available.
For a confidential consultation about a practice issue, please contact a Practice Advisor by email at email@example.com or call 306.359.4200 or 1.800.667.9945 (toll free within Canada).