CRNS Policy Governance
The CRNS’s Executive Director operates under a framework that is defined by policies created by the CRNS Council.
The policies that govern the position of the Executive Director generally fall under the association’s strategic ends and also set parameters around risk. The policies were developed over a number of years and are reviewed annually by the CRNS Council. The CRNS’s Executive Director is responsible for reporting back to Council against these policies on a regular basis.
CRNS Council Policies
Council Policies provide direction and guidance to Council members and the Executive Director. There are four types of policies:
- ENDS are major results the CRNS wants to achieve. They provide direction and allow Council to set priorities.
- Executive Limitations (EL)s are Council's policy statements that define the boundaries of prudence and ethics within which the Council allows the Executive Director (ED) to make further decisions about means or how things are done.
- Governance Process (GP) allows Council to record their own means of accomplishing their job and enables monitoring of their performance.
- Council/ED Relationship outlines the nature of the relationship between the Council and the ED, and defines how Council delegates its authority to the ED.
Recent Policy Developments
Document Definitions and Descriptions
The Document Definitions and Descriptions chart introduces the definition of Council Policy as a strategy for providing practice direction for members with a commitment to transparency of these policies with our members, stakeholders and the public. The chart describes where the authority for each document type originates, consultation that’s required, level of communication required with council, and detail such as the level of enforceability of each document type.
NP Prescribing Drug Therapeutics for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Allows NPs in Saskatchewan to seek approval to prescribe medications to patients who are stabilized on drug therapeutics by an initiating provider.
NP Prescribing Methadone for Pain Management
Allows NP in Saskatchewan to seek approval to prescribe medications to patients who are stabilized on drug therapeutics by an initiating provider.
Common Medical Disorders