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Professional Practice & Standards

​Get involved! Consider joining a BCCNM committee

We're always accepting applications. To complement our existing members, more nurses, midwives and members of the public are needed.​​

The Professional Practice & Standards (PPS) Committee makes recommendations to the board about the standards of practice (including scope of practice) or standards of professional ethics for nurses and midwives.


PPS committee members are a combination of midwife registrants, nurse registrants, and members of the public. Appointment terms are one, two, or three years. Committee members meet in panels rather than as a whole committee, to deal with specific standards of practice or professional ethics recommendations. A person can serve on the PPS committee for up to six consecutive years.


The total number of panel meetings a member will attend in a year varies. PPS committee members should be prepared to attend at least one regularly scheduled meeting every two to three months, in addition to an annual orientation. The PPS committee usually meets via teleconference. On average, meetings are two hours long, with an estimated one hour of preparation time per meeting. ​

Committee composition matrix

The document below includes information about the professional or academic skills that committee members may need, as well as other elements relevant to the work, such as personal values, lived experience, varied backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge.