Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee

Department: Community Services

Address: 307 Black Street, Box 2703 C-5, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5111 | Fax: 867-667-3609


Mandate

  • advise the Government of Yukon about:
    • educational standards to be set for licensed practical nurses,
    • training programs for licensed practical nurses,
    • qualifications for registration, and
    • registration fees, annual fees, and reinstatement fees payable under the Act;
  • review applications for registration;
  • develop and publicize the functions and areas of competence of and standards of practice for licensed practical nurses;
  • monitor the need for licensed practical nurses; and
  • perform any other tasks in keeping with the purposes of the Act requested by the Minister.

The Advisory Committee reviews every complaint made against a licensed practical nurse that is received by the Registrar and:

  • rejects the complaint if the complaint is frivolous; or
  • refers the complaint to a committee of inquiry if there are reasonable grounds for the complaint.

Authority: Licensed Practical Nurses Act, section 2 
Period: 1998 to present
Type: Advisory


Membership

Made up of a maximum 5 members. At least 3 must be licensed practical nurses. Members are appointed by Cabinet. Cabinet appoints one of the members as Chair.

Appointment process: Order in Council

Requirements: At least 3 members must be licensed practical nurses.

Term: No more than 3 years.

Meetings: As required. Usually 2—5 times a year.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Oppen, Erika Member 12/07/2015 12/06/2018
Leonard, Mieke Member and Chair 12/07/2015 12/06/2018
Platt, Patricia Member 12/16/2014 12/15/2017
Wood, Scott   Member   12/07/2015   12/06/2018
Goodwin-Chief, Tara Member 12/16/2014 12/15/2017