One way that the CRPNM protects the public is by addressing complaints that are brought against Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs), Graduate Psychiatric Nurses or former Registered Psychiatric Nurses.*
Complaints can be made by employers, other RPNs, or members of the public.
The CRPNM takes complaints seriously. The CRPNM must review all written complaints made against its members. All complaints are reviewed by the Investigation Committee of the College.
The public interest and the protection of the public is always our first priority.
*If the complaint is about a former RPN it may be dealt with within 5 years of the cancellation of the psychiatric nurse’s registration. The complaint must relate to conduct that occurred prior to the cancellation.