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, email phone 867-332-7295, or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408.