Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS)

Professional Liability Protection and legal services

Professional liability protection through CNPS, which all registered nurses in Manitoba are required by legislation to have, is included in Practising membership for GNs, RNs and NPs.

CNPS provides legal advice and risk management services, professional liability protection and legal assistance to eligible nurses practising in Canada. CNPS legal assistance includes assistance with the defence of criminal proceedings arising from the practice of nursing.

CNPS offers a wide range of services including:


  • Information about professional obligations and liability issues
  • Confidential access to legal advisors
  • Legal counsel (when required)
  • Pre-contractual review of professional service agreements

Assistance with legal proceedings including:

  • Civil Litigation – up to $10 million per claim for professional negligence related to care provided in Canada
  • Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions – up to $1 million per occurrence
  • Statutory Offences – up to $1 million per occurrence
  • Witness Appearances – including legal assistance

Risk management and education

Access to education materials and resources.

Optional Supplementary Protection

Includes assistance with College complaints (regulatory matters).

Contacting CNPS

Call 1-844-4MY-CNPS (1-844-469-2677) to speak with a CNPS legal advisor.

Please ensure you provide your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • CRNM registration number

Or email

CNPS staff are available by phone and email, Monday to Friday from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm eastern time.

Any information you provide to CNPS will remain confidential.