Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee

  • About the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee
  • Apply to be a member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee
  • Current members

  1. About the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee

    The Committee provides advice to the Government of Yukon about: educational and practice standards to be set for psychiatric nurses; educational programs for psychiatric nurses; and qualifications for registration. At the request of the Registrar: reviews applications for registration; advises on what to do about complaints of unprofessional conduct; and advises on the composition of the discipline committee. The Committee also: provides information to the public about the functions and areas of competence and standards of practice for psychiatric nurses; develops and reviews clinical practice statements for psychiatric nurses; participates in national initiatives and provides feedback to the Registrar; and performs any other tasks in keeping with the purposes of the Act.

    • Authority: Health Professions Act, sections 3(s), and 5
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: must be a full registrant or an inactive registrant with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses registrar
    • Term: 3 years
    • Meetings: at least once per year
    • Department: Community Services
    • Honoraria: $125 per day

  2. Apply to be a member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • there are no active members at this time


For questions about the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee, please email phone 867-332-7295, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408.