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Are you an LPN?  If so then you should join us and become a member of the Yukon LPN Association!

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Difference between Yukon LPN Association Membership and Licensing

As an LPN in the Yukon Territory it is important to know that your licensing body (Yukon Government) and the Yukon LPN Association (your local advocate) are not one and the same. You are required by law to have a Yukon License to practice as an LPN in the Yukon. This is handled by the Consumer Affairs branch of Yukon Government: http://www.community.gov.yk./lpn

The Yukon LPN Association, on the other hand, is a newer organization in the Yukon that is working to advocate for LPNs, including implementing liability insurance. 2016 is the first year that group liability insurance has been available for Yukon LPNs but only when they choose to buy into it through LPN Association membership. This is not legally required for an LPN to work in the territory nor will any employer require it. It is your choice to protect yourself.

There are however, other benefits to Yukon LPN Association membership.

As a LPN are you insured by your employer?

The Yukon Government is the major employer of LPNs in the Yukon and, as the employer, YTG does offer their employees some insurance… but what are you covered for?

According to Consumer and Corporate Affairs the $200.00 LPN license fee pays them to process our licenses, and regulate and ensure that the LPN profession is meeting national standards. The licensing fee does not include insurance.

Additionally, Consumer and Corporate Affairs are not able to collect insurance fees through their office as this would put them in direct conflict of interest as they are the regulating body for all of the insurance agents and brokers in the Yukon.

Your Yukon LPN Association membership fees include insurance fees that cover you for 1,000,000.00 liability should something happen in your practice while employed by the government, the Hospital Corporation, within the private sector, or if you are self employed.

photo 1 What does your membership give you?

Your membership gives you liability insurance; access to members only communication, events and education; opportunities to collaborate with Yukon Registered Nurses Association; and discounts at several local businesses.

 

If you haven’t gotten your membership yet, please get one. Become a member of the Yukon LPN Association…. protect yourself and let’s support each other. Isn’t it worth it?

For more information on how to become a member contact Theresa Beaudoin at 336-1964 or Keri Moore at 332-7888.  You can also email your request for a membership form to ylpna.membershipinfo@gmail.com