Professional Conduct Review Release/Publication of Information Policy
The Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (ARNPEI) receives its authority to conduct the professional conduct review process in relation to allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity from the Registered Nurses Act. The Act gives authority for the appointment of a Professional Conduct Review (
There is a need to inform the public and members of the health community of instances of professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity, involving registered nurses. Information about decisions related to professional conduct hearings will be posted on the ARNPEI website. Employers will be notified of the
Website: Any decision to revoke, suspend or place conditions on a nursing license will be posted on the ARNPEI website, and the posting will identify the nurse by full name (including any name used in the course of nursing practice) and ARNPEI registration number. Additional information may be posted on the website, as determined by the Professional Conduct Review committee. In cases of incapacity, the decision ordered by the
Annual Report: The information published in the Annual Report will be a statistical report only.
Employers: A letter will be sent to each employer on Prince Edward Island from ARNPEI containing the same information that is posted on the website. However, it is ultimately the employer’s responsibility to ensure if a Registered Nurse is in good standing, by contacting the ARNPEI office.
Disclosure: Information on Professional Conduct Review cases will only be disclosed to the appropriate party upon completion of the case. The information will be shared only upon the signing of a “release of information” form; the form must be signed by the member at the ARNPEI offices. The Professional Conduct Review committee will determine what information is to be released.
Reference: Registered Nurses Act, Section 24