Register Your Independent Practice

Independent Practice (self-employment) is an area of Practice with the potential for increased risks to the public. Per section 21 of the CLPNS Regulatory Bylaws, LPNs who operate their own business and provide private nursing services must register their Practice with the CLPNS. Examples of Independent Practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Private foot care services provided in a client’s home
  • Private nursing services
  • Owners/operators of a private care home

Initial Independent Practice Registration

Registering your Independent Practice is easy! You can find everything you need to know in the CLPNS’s Independent Practice Guideline.

Once you obtain additional Commercial General Liability Insurance and write your Policies and Procedures, you can begin your Independent Practice Registration. The application is available on your CLPNS Member Portal and costs $100.

You must ensure the CLPNS approves your Independent Practice application before you provide any services. Failure to register may be considered professional misconduct, and a complaint may be filed against you.

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Insurance

With your Practising licensure, the CLPNS provides you with liability insurance through our broker, Lloyd Sadd. However, as an Independent Practitioner, you must obtain additional liability insurance in addition to what the CLPNS already provides you annually. Lloyd Sadd offers additional coverage called, Commercial General Liability, to LPNs who are self-employed and you can find information about it here. You must ensure that your additional coverage is renewed each year.

Tips to Get Started

  1. Know the CLPNS’s Independent Practice Guideline!
  2. If you will practice Advanced Foot Care independently, immerse yourself in the CLPNS’s Foot Care Practice Guideline.
  3. Use the list of Potential Policies and Procedures!
  4. Ready to create your polices and procedures? Use this template to get you on the right track! The template is Foot Care focused, but is a great jumping off point!
  5. Watch the below recordings.
MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION TO POLICIES & PROCEDURES

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MODULE 2 – BUILDING A POLICY & PROCEDURE – NOV. 8, 2021

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MODULE 3 – MORE BUILDING! – NOV. 15, 2021

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MODULE 4 – THE FINAL TOUCHES – NOV. 22, 2021

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