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Virtual Care Across Provincial Borders

Nov 25, 2021

The CARNA and the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) have signed an agreement for a virtual care permit program.  

The pilot intends to reduce barriers and facilitate registration for virtual care services between Alberta and Saskatchewan.  

Scope of Virtual Care 

Virtual care indicates any point where an RN or NP is providing virtual care/advice. They must be licensed in the jurisdiction that they are providing care, regardless of practice setting. 

Eligible Employers  

The pilot program is currently scoped specifically to RNs and NPs employed with:  

  • Alberta Health Services (AB) 

  • Covenant Health (AB) 

  • Indigenous Services Canada (AB/SK)  

  • Saskatchewan Health Authority (SK)  

Applying for Virtual Care 

RNs and NPs who are interested in applying for a virtual care permit will connect with their employer for details on how to apply. 

If you think you qualify, contact your employer for more information and the application process.  

Making a complaint around virtual care 

Submit a complaint with the appropriate regulator in the jurisdiction where the care was provided.