Regulatory committees carry out some of CARNA's responsibilities as a self-regulating profession.
The appeals committee is composed of five provincial councillors and is responsible for hearing appeals of hearing tribunal decisions.
Appeals may be brought to this committee by the investigated person or the CARNA complaints director within 30 days of a decision. The committee may uphold, overturn, vary the original decision, or refer the matter to the hearings director to be heard again before a different hearing tribunal.
For more information about this committee, contact the conduct department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competence committee is responsible for the continued development, operation and evaluation of the continuing competence program (CCP). They are also responsible for committee policies and processes, including requests from members seeking an exception of policy.
Committee members determine whether a member has met the CCP requirements for a practice permit or complied with conditions assigned to meet CCP requirements.
For more information about this committee, contact Renee Meloche at email@example.com.
NEPAC approves Alberta nursing education programs leading to initial entry to practice as an RN and NP and leading to re-entry to practice as an RN.
Members are appointed by CARNA provincial council and represent the public, health-care employers, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, and nursing education programs.
They also review evidence provided by nursing education programs to determine if NEPAC's standards and criteria for initial entry to practice as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner are met.
CARNA's Entry-Level Competencies for the Practice of Registered Nurses and nurse practitioners are foundational to NEPAC's nursing education standards and criteria.
Educational institutions applying for program approval must provide evidence these competencies are fully integrated into the planning, implementation, and evaluation of their nursing education program.
For more information about this committee contact Brittney Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration committee reviews complex applications for registration and practice permits. The committee is made up of ten CARNA members – RNs and NPs –appointed by provincial council.
Committee members are responsible for determining if an applicant/member has met legislated requirements and whether engaging in practice may pose a risk to public safety.
The committee may approve, defer, or refuse eligibility for registration and/or practice permits, and impose conditions or restrictions on a permit that support public safety.
The registration committee works with CARNA staff under the direction of provincial council to draft/enact policies to guide registration-related decision making.
For more information about this committee, please contact the case management team at email@example.com.