The BCCNM board on Nov. 24, 2022, approved amendments to the LPN and RPN scope of practice standards relating to allergy testing, ankle-brachial index testing, and ear irrigation. These revisions take effect Jan. 5, 2023.
Changes to LPN scope:
Changes to RPN scope:
BCCNM made these amendments in response to changes to nursing entry-level education or the safeguards of new technology. These changes are aimed at enhancing access and timeliness to care.
While BCCNM no longer places a limit or condition on these activities, nurses are still required to ensure their individual competence before performing these activities.