The SRNA mandate is to ensure competent, caring, knowledge-based registered nursing for the people of Saskatchewan. The requirement for investigation of written reports regarding the practice of registered nurses is provided for in Section 28(1) of The Registered Nurses Act, 1988, Bylaw IX; Section 3, and the Code of Ethics.
The Registered Nurses Act, 1988 provides direction for the process of competence assurance and requires SRNA Council to establish two committees - the Investigation Committee and the Discipline Committee - to deal with allegations of professional incompetence and/or professional misconduct concerning the nursing practice of any of its members. The Advisor, Competence Assurance (ACA) is the SRNA staff person that receives and processes allegations/reports received regarding professional incompetence and/or professional misconduct. The ACA will investigate the allegations/reports and provide a written report including options for resolution/outcomes to the Investigation Committee.
The Investigation Committee of the SRNA makes the decisions regarding resolution/outcomes of the reports. The membership of this Committee consists of three registered nurses and two public representatives, as defined in Section 27 of The Registered Nurses’ Act, 1988. The Committee members each serve a three-year term, and can be re-appointed for a second three-year term. All members of the Committee are appointed by Council. The SRNA members represent a variety of nursing practice fields, various nursing positions, experience, and geographical area. Council also appoints the chairperson of the Committee.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMPETENCE ASSURANCE PROCESS?
If you have any questions, further information can be obtained from the Advisor, Competence Assurance at (306) 384-6968 or the Senior Assistant, Competence Assurance at 359-4240 or 1-800-667-9945 ext. 240.
For further information on the Competence Assurance Process, please refer to the following brochures listed in this site: