Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care
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.
Registration fees for 2023-24
BCCNM registration fees for 2023-24 are now available on our website. Read the fee summary for midwives to understand what's changing.
NOV. 7, 2022
New PHO order expands list of flu vaccine providers—midwives included
The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) posted a new order allowing health professionals authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines, who meet specific conditions, to also administer influenza vaccines. The order went into effect
Nov. 4, 2022.
NOV. 24, 2022
New medications and substances standard for midwives
The delayed in-effect date of
March 2, 2023 for this new standard is intended to give midwives and their clients, clinics, and other key audiences time to prepare.
BCCNM will also be providing learning resources to support midwives.
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
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.
On Nov. 23, 2022, BCCNM hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) using an online platform. The recording is now available.
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.
PAST HEARING DECISIONS
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.
For more information:
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