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BCCNP Board Conducts First Meeting

The first board of the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) held its first meeting on August 13, 2018.

Board members took the Oath of Office and participated in an orientation to the Health Professions Act and the role of the regulator. They also elected BCCNP’s first Chair and Vice-Chair:


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Posted: August 16, 2018

Notice of Bylaw Re-Posting – British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals

The recently appointed board of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) has approved the re-posting of proposed initial bylaws for the amalgamated college, BCCNP. 


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Posted: August 15, 2018

Minister of Health announces First Board for BC College of Nursing Professionals

The Minister of Health on July 26, 2018, announced the members of the first board of the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). In alignment with the college’s proposed bylaws, there are an equal number of registrant members and public members. 


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Posted: July 26, 2018

What you need to know: BC College of Nursing Professionals

The new college will begin regulating all nurses in BC on Sept. 4, 2018

The official launch of our new nursing college is just a few weeks away: On Sept. 4, 2018, a new organization will be created to regulate all nursing professionals in BC. 

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Posted: July 18, 2018

Important information about service interruptions

Some CLPNBC services will be unavailable during late August as we transition to BCCNP

As part of merging and migrating our IT systems, we will stop accepting applications for registration, including reinstatements at midnight on Aug. 19, 2018. You will still be able to access your Quality Assurance portal for Jurisprudence exam and practice hours, change your address or download tax receipts until Aug. 24, 2018, at which time online services will be unavailable. Applications that have already been submitted will be transferred to BCCNP.

The CLPNBC office will be permanently closed to walk-ins beginning Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. 

We will be communicating directly with applicants and registrants, and posting notices on our websites, but please be aware that there may be a delay in processing some requests.


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Posted: July 18, 2018

Boards of three nursing colleges announce BCCNP’s first CEO

We are pleased to announce that the boards of BC’s three nursing regulators have this week appointed Cynthia Johansen to serve as the first CEO of the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Cynthia currently serves as the Registrar/CEO of the College of Registered Nurses of BC.


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Posted: July 13, 2018

Delays in Emails and IT Sytems

CLPNBC is currently experiencing issues with our emails and IT systems. We are working dilligently to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


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Posted: June 26, 2018

Access to CLPNBC's website June 23 - 24

CLPNBC is performing scheduled maintenance on its website on June 23 and 24.


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Posted: May 28, 2018

Draft bylaws for new nursing college: available for review

We are pleased to report that the draft bylaws for the new nursing college are available for review.

The college bylaws provide the foundation for sound and effective decision-making, and will be a guiding document as our new college comes into existence.


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Posted: May 16, 2018

BCCNP: new provincial nursing regulator gets a name

The Minister of Health on May 8, 2018, formally approved the name of BC's new nursing regulator. The BC College of Nursing Professionals will come into existence on Sept. 4, 2018. 

 

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Posted: May 10, 2018

Standards of Education Committee - LPN Vacancy

Posted: May 08, 2018

Annual Report 2017 is now available

Read the report now.


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Posted: April 30, 2018

The Nursing Community Assessment Service needs you!

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support your profession? To develop your skills and expand your professional network? To supplement your income while contributing your views and expertise?


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Posted: April 30, 2018

New nursing regulator: progress update

We’re pleased to provide you with an update on our progress toward the creation of a single nursing regulator for the province, and to answer some of the questions we’ve been hearing.


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Posted: April 19, 2018

Public Safety Announcement

Catlin Popp, #46212

In an effort to protect the public, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC) is alerting potential employers and the public that Catlin Popp of Bowser, British Columbia is not a current registrant of CLPNBC, and that, as a result:


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Posted: April 13, 2018

Your online CLPNBC account – how and what to use it for

All current registrants have an online account. To access it, you need your email address on record with us and your password. A number of self-serve options are available at any time of day or night.


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Posted: April 10, 2018

Office closure April 3, 2018

CLPNBC office will be closed from 1 p.m. on April 3 to plan for the amalgamation of the three nursing colleges into BC College of Nursing Professionals and will reopen on April 4 at 8:30 a.m.


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Posted: March 21, 2018

April 6 Board meeting location change

The CLPBNC Board meeting on April 6, 2018 will be held at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue located at 580 W Hastings Street Vancouver, BC at 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Posted: March 21, 2018

Our last AGM & opportunity for resolutions

On Friday, June 15, 2018, CLPNBC will hold its last annual general meeting (AGM) before amalgamating with CRNBC and CRPNBC  to become a combined nursing regulator. The AGM is open to CLPNBC registrants and the public at no charge; however, registration is required.


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Posted: March 07, 2018

New Board Member

Government recently appointed a new member to the CLPNBC board named Richard Turner. Richard is a former teacher with significant experience in health care as an advocate. Richard has concurrently been appointed to boards of both the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. We're pleased to have him join us and look forward to his contributions as we move forward.


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Posted: February 23, 2018

New nursing college seeks CEO

A transformative inaugural role exists for an exceptional leader. Reporting to the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Board, the CEO will be tasked with establishing a clear and confident direction within the province and will take a prominent leadership role on a national and international stage for the evolvement of nursing regulation and protection of the public.


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Posted: February 21, 2018

CLPNBC Website Scheduled Maintenance

CLPNBC's website and online services will be inaccessible from 11:00p.m. February 10 to 1:00a.m. February 11.


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Posted: February 09, 2018

Information for LPNs about edaravone

CLPNBC has received enquiries about whether LPNs are permitted to administer a drug called edaravone, which is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Edaravone has not been approved by Health Canada, but individuals may import it from other countries for personal use. At this time, CLPNBC does not support the administration of edaravone by LPNs.


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Posted: January 05, 2018

New Resource: Dispensing Medications Decision Tree

CLPNBC has collaborated with College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia on a new resource to support LPNs, RNs and RPNs making decisions about dispensing medications. 


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Posted: January 05, 2018

Jurisprudence

Congratulations to the more than 3,900 LPNs who completed Jurisprudence in 2017! Eighty-two percent were successful on their first exam and ninety-four percent of LPNs who completed a second exam were successful. 


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Posted: January 05, 2018

Amendments to nursing regulations posted for comment

BC's three nursing colleges are pleased to report that government in late December posted the regulation changes, supporting the amalgamation of our three Colleges.


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Posted: January 03, 2018

What LPNs need to know about immunizing during the meningococcal outbreak

At the request of the Interior Health Authority in response to the current meningococcal outbreak, the CLPNBC Board has temporarily modified the CLPNBC Scope of Practice Standards Limits and Conditions on LPNs administering immunizations.


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Posted: December 21, 2017

Benefits of a single nursing regulator

How BC's nurses — LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs — will benefit

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. (CRPNBC) are working with government to co-create a new nursing body that will replace our existing colleges.


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Posted: December 05, 2017

Have you signed up for pre-authorized payments?

Make budgeting easier next year by signing up for pre-authorized payments for your annual renewal fee. Just remember to apply for registration renewal every year. 


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Posted: December 01, 2017

Jurisprudence

Approximately 320 LPNs have not completed their first Jurisprudence exam and are not eligible to renew their CLPNBC registration for 2018, but it’s not too late… 


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Posted: November 30, 2017

Bill to amend the Health Professions Act receives Royal Assent

Paves the way for the creation of a single nursing regulator for BC.

BC’s three nursing colleges are pleased to report that Bill 10, the Health Professions Amendment Act, received royal assent on Nov. 2 in the BC legislature and is now law.


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Posted: November 06, 2017

Who's the new Board Chair and Vice-Chair?

At its September 29, 2017 meeting, the CLPNBC Board elected Virginia Gerbrandt as Board Chair for a two-year term, and Kerry Howell as Vice-Chair for a one-year term. 


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Posted: November 02, 2017

BC government introduces bill to amend Health Professions Act

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC, the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC welcome today’s introduction of Bill 10, which will amend the Health Professions Act to enable our three colleges to co-create a new nursing regulator for BC.


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Posted: October 24, 2017

Fraud Update

As reported in June 2012, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) believed that a former employee, Margarita Ojeda, embezzled funds over a three-year period. The matter was reported to the RCMP and legal counsel was instructed to pursue all possible avenues for CLPNBC to recover the funds.


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Posted: October 10, 2017

Myth Busters

 Separate fact from fiction here!


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Posted: October 02, 2017

Selected to complete Jurisprudence in 2017? Hurry, time is running out!

If 2017 is your Jurisprudence year, the deadline to complete your exam is October 31. Remember, the first attempt is free!


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Posted: October 02, 2017

Becoming one college: update from the three nursing regulators

BC’s three nursing regulators—the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC)—are working together to co-create a new college that will regulate all nurses in the province. 

We’re pleased to provide an update on this work.


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Posted: September 07, 2017

Changes to CLPNBC fees

The Board approved amendments to Schedule D of the CLPNBC Bylaws (the Fees). The Board determined that fee increases are required to make sure CLPNBC is able to cover its projected expenses for 2018. 

Effective November 1, 2017, the practising registration fee will be increased from $300 to $350. Other fee changes include repeat Jurisprudence exam attempt, repeat offence of practising without registration, limited registration, interim registration, and verification of registration or copy request.


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Posted: September 07, 2017

Did you complete Jurisprudence in 2016?

If you successfully completed Jurisprudence in 2016, this is a reminder to download or print your digital badge and certificate before August 31, 2017. You won’t be able to access them after that date. 


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Posted: August 01, 2017

Blanket Ceremony strengthens culturally safe partnership with 23 BC Health Regulators

Learn how 23 BC Health Regulators participated in an FNHA Blanket Ceremony as part of their journey to cultural safety.


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Posted: June 22, 2017

Substance use disorders – can you recognize the signs?

QUIZ: Which of the following signs might indicate a co-worker is struggling with a substance use disorder?

  1. Increasing isolation from colleagues
  2. Frequent unexplained disappearances from the unit
  3. Frequent reports of ineffective pain relief from assigned patients
  4. Excessive use of sick time

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Posted: April 03, 2017

CLPNBC joins BC’s health professions in pledge to First Nations

On March 1, 2017, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia was one of 23 BC health professions to pledge their commitment to making our health system more culturally safe for First Nations and Aboriginal people.


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Posted: March 08, 2017

Moving towards one nursing regulator

In September 2016, CLPNBC, the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC invited nurses, staff and other stakeholders to take a survey about becoming one nursing regulator. We received almost 2,400 responses and would like to thank everyone who completed the survey.

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Posted: January 30, 2017

New Assessment Service evaluates competence of Internationally Educated Health Practitioners


January 4, 2017 marks the launch of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), a new assessment service that evaluates the competence of internationally educated health practitioners (IEPs) applying to register in British Columbia.


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Posted: January 05, 2017

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

QUIZ: Which of the following signs might indicate a co-worker is struggling with a substance use disorder?

  1. Increasing isolation from colleagues 
  2. Frequent unexplained disappearances from the unit 
  3. Frequent reports of ineffective pain relief from assigned patients 
  4. Excessive use of sick time 
Answer: All of the above answers might indicate that a co-worker is struggling with a substance use disorder. 
 

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Posted: December 01, 2016

CLPNBC account security

We have recently heard from several LPNs that they appear to have been targets of a type of fraud, which manipulates people into giving up confidential information. Such manipulation enables criminals to gain access to your passwords or bank information, or install malicious software to control your computer. The reports we have received are to do with attempts to withdraw funds from a registrant’s bank account. We have investigated these concerns. CLPNBC does not collect enough information during the registration or renewal process that would allow us or anyone else to access your online banking information.


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Posted: November 04, 2016

Change of email address for the Executive Office

Please be advised that the contact information has changed for the Executive Office: executivedirector@clpnbc.org is now CEO@clpnbc.org


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Posted: October 28, 2016

Four regulators. Two provinces. One great opportunity.

CLPNBC is collaborating with the two other nursing regulators in British Columbia and the College of Nurses of Ontario to find new ways to align programs and regulatory tools.

The leaders of the four regulators recently met to discuss initiatives we can pursue together, including programs like quality assurance, competency assessments and the review of nurse education programs.


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Posted: September 21, 2016

Have your say! Survey on new nursing college

BC’s three nursing regulators on Sept. 7th launched a survey seeking input on the process of becoming one college for all nurses in the province.

Due to a technical glitch, the email inviting LPNs to complete the survey was delayed until early this morning (Sept. 8, 2016).

We apologize for any confusion this may have caused—the three colleges are in regular communication and had planned a coordinated launch to this survey.


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Posted: September 08, 2016

CPNRE results are on the way!

Find out when!


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Posted: June 27, 2016

Three nursing colleges joining to co-create new regulator

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) are excited to announce we will be co-creating a new nursing body that will replace our existing colleges. This new body will regulate all nurses in BC: LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs.

A report, completed by Western Management Consultants earlier this year, confirms a number of benefits of forming a single nursing college. This business case was commissioned by our boards to explore the advantages, risks and benefits of forming a single regulatory body. 


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Posted: June 15, 2016

The Future of CLPNBC

The CLPNBC Board has made the decision to participate with the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC in the process of co-creating a new nursing college. More information will be coming soon.


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Posted: June 10, 2016

Are you curious about Jurisprudence?

CLPNBC’s Jurisprudence education is now available online to everyone! Even if you aren’t selected to complete the Jurisprudence exam this year, you can try out this new resource. Jurisprudence education helps LPNs understand and apply CLPNBC Standards of Practice.


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Posted: May 03, 2016

Discipline committee opportunity

Reminder – nomination forms are due Friday, June 3, 2016

Are you looking for a professionally enriching volunteer opportunity? The Discipline Committee is looking for Public and LPN members. The Discipline Committee hears and considers cases sent by citation from the Inquiry Committee to a discipline hearing, and makes a determination based on the facts of the case.


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Posted: May 03, 2016

Coming this summer - Electronic elections!

Snail mail is out; online voting is in! This summer CLPNBC will be holding elections in four districts. Making your vote count will be much easier. No more envelops, stamps, or paper ballots. Just sign in, learn more about the candidates in your area, and submit your vote! Check your email as more details unfold through the nomination period. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to make your vote count! 


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Posted: May 03, 2016

Financial Update

As reported in June 2013, CLPNBC believes that former employee Margarita Ojeda embezzled funds over a three-year period. The matter was reported to the RCMP and the College has cooperated fully with their investigation. As this is a criminal investigation, the College is not able to comment further but updates can be found on the BC Ministry of Justice Court Services website. 


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Posted: May 02, 2016

2015 Annual Report is now available

Curious about what CLPNBC has been up to in the last year? Read the 2015 annual report online now!


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Posted: May 02, 2016

Focus remains on disseminating the new LPN Regulation

For the past year, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia, the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and CLPNBC have explored the possibility of creating a new regulatory body for all nurses in British Columbia. Part of this exploration included the identification and analysis of the risks and benefits to the public related to having one nursing regulator.


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Posted: March 30, 2016

Three nursing colleges welcome revised nursing regulations

On December 3, 2015, the BC government made effective revised nursing regulations for B.C. nurses. 


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Posted: December 14, 2015

CLPNBC immunization course closed

The CLPNBC Immunization course closed on July 31, 2015. As of August 1, 2015, LPNs have to complete the new BCCDC Immunization Competency Course to receive a certificate of completion. CLPNBC cannot accept competency checklists and cannot issue certificates for the new course.

 


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Posted: August 10, 2015

what are LPNs saying about Jurisprudence?

CLPNBC launched the Jurisprudence Pilot Project on May 4, 2015. As of July 1, 623 LPNs have completed the Pilot. LPNs have responded enthusiastically to their experiences.


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Posted: July 02, 2015

four questions self-employed LPNs should ask themselves

Are you self-employed or thinking of becoming self-employed? 

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Posted: February 02, 2015

Online payments now available for all College fees

More people are enjoying the convenience of online shopping — browsing products in the comfort of their own home with no lineups. Now you have that same convenience paying for all College fees!


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Posted: September 03, 2014

Financial Update

As reported in June 2012, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC believes that a former employee embezzled funds over a three-year period. The matter has been reported to the RCMP and the College is fully cooperating with their investigation. Legal counsel has also been instructed to pursue all possible avenues for the College to recover the funds.


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Posted: August 08, 2014

Public Safety Announcement

In an effort to protect the public, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC) is alerting potential employers and the public that Mary Foran of Sooke, British Columbia, who has previously referred to herself as a licensed practical nurse, is not and has never been registered or entitled to work or practise as a licensed practical nurse in British Columbia.


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Posted: May 12, 2014

BC health regulators launch unprecedented campaign to say "our purpose, your safety"

Colleges that regulate over 100,000 licensed health professionals in BC have come together to launch "our purpose, your safety," a campaign designed to raise awareness not only about the role Colleges play in patient and client safety, but also which professions are regulated, why it's important to choose a regulated health provider, and what can be done if patients have concerns about the care they receive.


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Posted: September 17, 2013

Annual Report & Financial Update

CLPNBC's 2012 Annual Report is now available online.


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Posted: June 06, 2013