Complaints & Professional Conduct
CANNN is responsible under the Nursing Professional Act of the NWT and the Nursing Profession Act of NU to regulate registered nursing practice in the interest of public safety. The Professional Conduct Review process addresses allegations of professional misconduct or practice by RNs and NPs.
A complaint concerning the practice and behaviour of a registered nurse or nurse practitioner can be submitted by a patient, a member of the public, an employer, another nurse, or another health care provider.
The Professional Conduct Committee determines whether the allegations against a nurse are proven true and if so, whether the proof amounts to a finding of misconduct, incompetence, incapacity and/or conduct unbecoming the profession.