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New legislation w​ill replace the Health Professions Act

On Oct. 19, 2022, B.C.'s Minister of Health introduced new legislation to replace the Health Professions Act (HPA). On Nov. 24, 2022, the new legislation—the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA)—received Royal Assent.

The HPOA lays the groundwork for transforming how regulators fulfill our mandate to protect the public. We will provide nurses and midwives with regular updates over the coming months. Read on to find out what we know so far.

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Registration fees for 2023-24

BCCNM registration fees for 2023-24 are now available on our website. Read the fee summary for LPNs to understand what's changing.

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Practice updates


Scope of practice revised for LPNs and RPNs

The BCCNM board 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.

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Medication practice standard revised

The Medication practice standard has been revised to include principles that outline the responsibilities for when nurses administer or dispense medications within their autonomous scope of practice. These changes take effect Jan. 5, 2023.

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Cultural Safety, Humility and Anti-Racism Practice Standard adopted by 11 more regulators

More than 28,000 B.C. health professionals can now reference clear expectations to eliminate Indigenous-specific racism and foster culturally safe care in their practice, thanks to a joint initiative between 11 BC health profession regulatory colleges.

This new standard is adapted from the standard BCCNM and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC established.


Board election results

Congratulations to Rose Melynk and Tanya Momtazian! They were both successful candidates in the BCCNM board election. Rose and Tanya will begin their three-year terms in January 2023.

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AGM recording

On Nov. 23, 2022, BCCNM hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) using an online platform. The recording is now available.

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Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates

BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.


  • Amy Hamm | Hearing continues Jan. 10 to 13, 2023.
  • Sean Taylor | Hearing has been set for Jan. 4 to 6, 2023.
  • Mateaki Hammond | Hearing has been adjourned. New dates will be provided.



Office hours

From Dec. 19, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023 our office will not be open to walk-in traffic. For these two weeks, staff will be available online via phone or email, except on Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Jan. 2 when we will be closed.





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