NPAC NP Council Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2019
NPAC NP Council Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2019 7:00PM EST
|ATTENDEES||Dani Daigle (NNPBC), Frankie Verville (SANP), Cindy Fehr (NPAM), Laura Gould (NPNB), Chelsea Rogerson (PEINPA), Deb Hart (NPANS), Lenora Brace (NPAC), Lindsey Cassell (NPAC), Mary Elizabeth – Cooper (Alberta), Meghan MacDonald (Nfld), Sheila Laity NWT – Nunavut, Kirk Dawe – Nfld, Claudio Mariano – Ontario. Alison Ross – NPAC – president elect|
|REGRETS||Becky Sheppard (SANP), Ashley Pylypowic (NPAM), Dawn Tymianski (NPAO), Marnee Wilson (NPAO), Kirk Dawe (NLNPA).|
|DISCUSSION ITEMS & UPDATES|
|ITEM||DISCUSSION POINTS||ACTION REQUIRED|
|Welcome & Introduction||Lindsey: NP Council Chair: opened the meeting: 7:07 EST Welcome to all provincial partner and new attendees|
|NP Council Approval of agendaApproval of past meeting minutesAdditional items to add to the agenda||Agenda: Approved: Kirk Dawe (Nfld) Second: Lenora Minutes approved: Lenora Second: Chelsea|
|AGM – Lenora Bruce||Information re AGM: June 5, 2019 7:00 pm EST. Information on members only page. President’s newsletter done. Agenda to include by-law amendments and NP council chair role description.|
|NPAC/Provincial Membership – low numbers Lenora Bruce||May 5, 2019: 7, 432 Licensed NP’s in Canada: substantial increase. Some NP’s licensed in more than 1 jurisdiction: Majority- only in province where they reside. Discussion re the importance of National membership and what can be done to promote this. Discussion re the models in various provinces, mandatory vs voluntary. Examples provided re the current situation in various jurisdictions. Discussion re bundling with CNA membership. .|
|Solidify process for membership with the Block membership. Does NPAC contact the individual directly? (Stan Marchuk)||Tabled|
|Choosing Wisely Canada – NP Guidelines for development||Various examples provided of some of the recommendations / publications of Choosing Wisely. |
Discussion re Possible Best Practice Guides that could be published in the future
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) – willing to provide information work.
Suggestions made of other topics that might be useful to include in recommendations/ guidelines
Discussion re collaboration with Canadian Association of Radiologist
Other political work:
NPAC (Lenora) letters written to Minister of Health & Minister of Immigration re removal of barriers to promote NP practice.
Political work in other jurisdictions;
Alberta, Nfld, and New Brunswick includes:
Draft lettermembers could send to MLA’s
Increases to memberships
Discussions re possible fee for service for NP’s
|Next NP Council meeting – Summer break?||Discussion re feasibility of next meeting: Sept. 9, 2019 Discussion re need for ongoing political work|
|Additions to Agenda: NP Title designation / Regulation||Saskatchewan – NP Title designations (Frankie V.) SRNA AGM – last week. Resolution – passed. Title – NP. Important starting point. |
Manitoba – currently title RN/ NP. Working to change to as NP.
|Re-establishing Biennial Conference.||Last one: Winnipeg- |
Discussion re this:
Positive strategy to increase visibility
Partner with province.
International Conference (Halifax 2020)
NPAC: Bronze level sponsorship
Promote attendance through various draws: i.e. new members, students etc.
Adjourned: Motion: Lindsey Seconded: Deb Hart
Adjourned: 8:51 pm EST (:24 AST)
Next Meeting: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019