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JULY 2022

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care


New video series: Indigenous cultural safety, cultural humility and anti-racism

BCCNM and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC developed a series of educational videos to support nurses, midwives, physicians and surgeons to understand and apply the new standard.

These videos include suggestions for self-reflection and professional development, which can help you meet your quality assurance requirements.


Practice updates


JUNE 30, 2022

Revised standards, limits, and conditions for medical assistance in dying

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, changes were made to standards, limits, and conditions to support equitable access to MAiD across B.C. These changes are now permanent and take effect immediately.

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JUNE 30, 2022

Revised scope of practice limits and conditions for medical aesthetics

The revisions reflect developments in medical aesthetic practice, ensure consistent practice across nursing designations, and establish requirements for nurses who practise in this area. These changes take effect August 2, 2022.

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Virtual care resources

If you are an NP who provides virtual care to clients in B.C. or outside B.C., you'll want to check out this new section of the website. We've developed a new case study and FAQs for you.

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Have you signed up to the Health Provider Registry for B.C.’s Emergency Response?

As we head into the summer season and its increased risk of wildfires or floods, along with the continuing impacts to our system from COVID-19, the need for health human resources to respond to urgent or emergency events remains.

The Ministry of Health is currently undertaking a refresh of the registry and needs your help. If you signed up for the registry, you’ll be receiving an email from FreshWorks asking you confirm your continued interest in being on the registry.

If you haven’t signed up, please consider joining. 

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Check your practice hours

Practising NPs must have a minimum of 900 practice hours in the three years immediately preceding renewal. Now is a great time to check your hours and come up with a plan if you might fall short.

You can estimate your practice hours total by adding the number of hours you have practised so far in 2022 (check your pay stubs) to the number of practice hours you reported to the college from 2020-2021.

Look up your recorded practice hours

Tips for ordering controlled prescription pads

Please allow three weeks for order processing and delivery.

We process pad orders on Tuesday mornings and the pads are mailed, via Xpresspost, by the Ministry's printer one week later. We recommend putting in your order by Monday afternoon to be included in that week’s Tuesday morning transfer.

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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.




Office closed

BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, Aug. 1 for BC Day. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed to walk-in traffic.




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