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8. Regulated Members

8.1. Registration sub-categories

The regulated members registered nurse register has the following sub-categories

  1. Virtual Care
  2. Emergency
  3. Non-practicing former regulated members

8.2. Virtual Care – Registered Nurse

  1. The Virtual Care Sub-Category is established as a sub-category of registration in the Registered Nurse category of the Register.
  2. An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the Virtual Care Sub-Category – Registered Nurse register may be registered on the Virtual Care Sub-Category register if the applicant:
    1. is not a regulated member of the College,
    2. meets the requirements set out for registered nurses in sections 3, 8 or 9 of the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation, as the case may be, and
    3. meets the requirements set out in the Virtual Care Sub-Category policy approved by Council and published on the College’s website, as may be amended from time to time.
  3. Every regulated member registered on the Virtual Care Sub-Category – Registered Nurse register may practice only from a jurisdiction outside of Alberta.

8.3. Virtual Care– Nurse Practitioner

  1. The Virtual Care Sub-Category is established as a sub-category of registration in the Nurse Practitioner category of the Register.
  2. An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the Virtual Care Sub-Category – Nurse Practitioner register may be registered on the Virtual Care Sub-Category register if the applicant:
    1. is not a regulated member of the College,
    2. meets the requirements set out for nurse practitioners in sections 4, 8 or 9 of the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation, as the case may be, and
    3. meets the requirements set out in the Virtual Care Sub-Category policy approved by Council and published on the College’s website, as may be amended from time to time.
  3. Every regulated member registered on the Virtual Care Sub-Category – Nurse Practitioner register may practice only from a jurisdiction outside of Alberta.

8.4. Virtual Care – Certified Graduate Nurse

  1. The Virtual Care Sub-Category is established as a sub-category of registration in the Certified Graduate Nurse category of the Register.
  2. An applicant for registration as a regulated member on the Virtual Care Sub-Category – Certified Graduate Nurse register may be registered on the Virtual Care Sub-Category register if the applicant:
    1. is not a regulated member of the College,
    2. meets the requirements set out for certified graduate nurses in sections 5 or 8 of the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation, as the case may be, and
    3. meets the requirements set out in the Virtual Care Sub-Category policy approved by Council and published on the College’s website, as may be amended from time to time.
  3. Every regulated member registered on the Virtual Care Sub-Category – Certified Graduate Nurse register may practice only from a jurisdiction outside of Alberta.

8.5. Emergency

  1. The Emergency sub-Category of registration may be used at the discretion of the Registrar when the Chief Medical Officer of Health declares the existence of a public health emergency as defined in the Public Health Act.
  2. The Emergency Registration Sub-Category is established as a sub-category of registration in the Registered Nurse category and Nurse Practitioner category of the Register.
  3. With respect to the Emergency Registration Sub-Category, the Registrar:
    1. May establish an expedited process for registration;
    2. Has the discretion to waive or reduce application fees for applicants, and
    3. May waive the continuing competence requirements.
  4. Applicants for the Emergency Registration Sub-Category must:
    1. Have formerly been a regulated member of the College, and
    2. Meet the requirements for renewal of a practice permit set out in section 21 of the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation.
  5. Registration in the Emergency Registration Sub-Category is for a maximum term of three (3) months, which may be renewed once at the discretion of the Registrar.

8.6. Non-practicing Former Regulated Members

The College shall maintain a register for non-practicing former members with the rights, privileges and responsibilities of members on this register set out in the policies to come in effect on October 1, 2021.