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APRIL 2023

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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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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.

Have you watched the cultural safety & humility videos?

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)".


Seeking an NP for CNPBC committee

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has requested BCCNM identifies a Nurse Practitioner candidate to sit as the MOH representative on the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC's (CNPBC's) Pharmacopoeia and Diagnostic Referral Committee.

Learn more about the opportunity and apply by April 20, 2023.



PRIME deadline is April 30

It’s time for NP annual PRIME renewals. Please log into your profile to confirm or update your information, sign the terms of access, and hit submit. If you have made an update, please share your approval email.

If you have not yet enrolled in PRIME and you require PharmaNet access to deliver care, you must enroll before the April 30, 2023 deadline.

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What happens after you renew your registration?

You can begin your Quality Assurance (QA) activities for the upcoming year. Using your self-assessment as a guide, seek feedback from peers and colleagues. You'll then create a professional development plan that considers the areas identified for improvement from your self-assessment and peer feedback.


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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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​