As the regulatory body for all registered nurses and nurse practitioners, ARNNL is responsible, under provincial legislation, for serving and protecting the public. We do this by ensuring that ARNNL members (registered nurses and nurse practitioners) meet the requirements for registration and annual licensure, and by promoting standards for nursing practice and a code of ethics.
If you have concerns about the quality of care delivered or about the professional conduct of an ARNNL member, you may lodge an allegation (complaint) with ARNNL. We will consider allegations against our members in accordance with the Registered Nurses Act (2008).
When lodging an allegation (complaint), you should forward a letter with your signature identifying the RN against whom the allegation (complaint) is lodged and the details or particulars related to the allegation.
The RN Act outlines conduct deserving of sanction to include: professional misconduct, professional incompetence, conduct unbecoming an RN, incapacity or unfitness to engage in the practice of nursing, and acting in breach of the Act, the Registered Nurses Regulations (2013) or the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (2017) .
ARNNL will thoroughly review all allegations about RNs and NPs and take appropriate action in accordance with the RN Act.
The Director of Professional Conduct Review will provide written notification of the receipt of your allegation as well as the next steps in the review process.
For additional information about the complaints process, please call (709) 753-6181.