The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (the College) is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of the personal information collected from registrants, applicants, public, Council or committee members, employees and candidates.
The College has appointed a privacy officer and has policies and practices related to privacy and information management are understood by the College employees, Council and committee members and enforced appropriately.
The College collects information for the purposes of regulating registered nurses and employing individuals.
The College collects information from individuals through online processes that allow the individual to provide the information, through interviews in the case of an investigation and through the employee recruitment process.
The College may receive information about individuals from other jurisdictions regarding a change in an individual’s permit status as part of the national jurisdiction notification process.
The College discloses registrant information as is required by legislation to regulate nurses including making the register publicly available on its website.
The College discloses information related to the status of an individual’s practice permit on the public register and may provide information regarding practice permits to other jurisdictions as required either through automatic notification of changes to permit status without consent or as request by an individual with their consent.
The College publishes notifications and findings of hearing tribunals on its website, unless ordered otherwise by the hearing tribunal.
The College discloses employee information as required by legislation or regulation and to administer employee benefits.
The College only retains information as is required by legislation or identified in its bylaws.
The College will provide individuals access to their personal information when requested through an access request.
The College provides individuals access to personal information and provides a mechanism for correcting any inaccuracies.
The College safeguards personal information by limiting physical or logical access to those who need it to complete their responsibilities.
The College informs individuals of any privacy breach that involves their personal information and, when appropriate, self-reports to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.
Concerns about how the College has handled your personal information can be forwarded to the privacy officer for review and resolution.