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APRIL 2023

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February policy survey results

In February, we requested feedback on draft revisions to Registered Midwives Ordering and Interpreting Screening and Diagnostic Tests: Standards, Limits, and Conditions. BCCNM staff will continue to develop and engage with midwives on the proposed standards, limits, and conditions this spring, and consider what resources are required to support midwives when ordering or performing screening and diagnostic tests. Read on to find out what we heard from midwives through this survey.

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PharmaCare covering the cost of many contraceptives

As of April 1, 2023, PharmaCare is covering the full cost of many contraceptives for B.C. residents. Prescribers only need to prescribe a contraceptive that PharmaCare fully covers or help patients transition to one. Patients present the prescription and their BC Services Card at a pharmacy, and the prescription is free.

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Revised requirements for CPP prescriptions

Effective April 17, 2023, when a verbal or faxed CPP prescription is issued to a pharmacy, a faxed copy of the CPP form is now acceptable. A hard copy of the original CPP prescription form no longer needs to be sent to the pharmacy.

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Seeking midwives for BCCNM committees

Bring your passion, expertise, and voice to BCCNM. We are recruiting practising midwives for the Inquiry and Registration committees. All positions are remunerated. Apply by May 5.

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Cultural safety & humility video series

To help nurses and midwives understand and apply the Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism practice standard, BCCNM collaborated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC on a series of videos. This month, we're highlighting the video "Anti-racist practice (taking action)".


PRIME enrolment window closing April 30

This is a reminder that midwives who require access to PharmaNet to deliver patient care must enrol in PRIME by April 30 per the Information Management Regulation; access beyond this date is unauthorized and the Ministry may remove access until your enrolment is completed.

  • If you enrolled without entering your PharmaNet ID please: log into PRIME, enter your PharmaNet ID, sign the TOA and reshare your approval email so you are set up correctly as an independent user in PharmaNet. Please double check O (the letter O) vs 0 (the number zero) in your PharmaNet ID when entering your information.
  • If you enrolled in PRIME and do not require access to PharmaNet (i.e., neither you nor someone acting on your behalf requires access to deliver patient care), please log into your PRIME Profile, click on the absence management tab on the left-hand menu, enter a date in the end date field and click submit. Doing so will remove you from further emails about PRIME enrolment.

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Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day

On April 10, 2023, we celebrate the second annual Indigenous Nurses Day in B.C. This day is an opportunity for Indigenous nurses and their allies to come together and collaborate towards solutions to preserve the cultural integrity and traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples.

At BCCNM, we recognize that Indigenous nurses are courageously answering calls to action through their leadership in social justice and are the touchstone for transforming colonial systems in healthcare. We honour the tenacity, courage, commitment, and activism of Indigenous nurses and recognize their invaluable role in meeting the healthcare needs of Indigenous Peoples.


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.


  • Sean Taylor | Hearing has been set for July 18 to 20, 2023.
  • Amy Hamm | Hearing will continue Oct. 23 to 25, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, and Nov. 6 to 8, 2023.
  • Natasha Oglesby | Hearing has been set for Oct. 23 to 27, 2023.

Office closed

BCCNM's office will be closed on Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11.




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