Regulation - LGIC

College of Nurses of Ontario: General Regulation 275/94 made under the Nursing Act, 1991

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 275/94
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Nursing Act, 1991
Summary of Proposal:
The College of Nurses of Ontario is proposing amendments to O. Reg 275/94 made under the Nursing Act, 1991 to:

o Accept RN applicants who have a baccalaureate degree and RPN applicants who have a diploma as meeting the education requirement without any additional assessment if the program is approved or recognized in the jurisdiction in which it was taken as preparing them for practice as an RN or RPN respectively.
-There will be an assessment of substantial equivalency for applicants who do not have the RN baccalaureate degree or RPN diploma respectively.

o Require applicants to successfully complete a course to support their integration to the healthcare system in Canada unless they qualify for an exemption as outlined in the proposed regulation.

This proposal is not final and may be refined based on feedback received through this consultation prior to bringing it forward for Minister of Health review and approval by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed regulation amendments are not anticipated to result in increased administrative costs to members of the College of Nurses of Ontario and/or businesses.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
April 15, 2024
Comments Due Date:
May 30, 2024
Contact Address:
Health Workforce Regulatory Oversight Branch
Nursing and Professional Practice Division
438 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 2K8