Regulation is necessary to create accountability in our healthcare system. The Health Professions Act is the legislative framework the CRNA uses to collaborate with the government as partners in protecting the public.
The CRNAs role, as a regulatory college, is to serve the public interest by ensuring ethical, safe, and competent care by our registrants. The CRNA sets minimum standards of practice, ensures registration requirements are met, and enforces discipline.
To practice nursing in Alberta, a practice permit is required. To maintain their permit, registrants must meet ongoing registration requirements, are expected to know, and follow, the CRNA standards, as well as a Code of Ethics and all legislation that applies to their practice.