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OCTOBER 2021

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care

 
 
 

PHO issues mandatory vaccination order

The provincial health officer (PHO) has posted the Oct. 14, 2021 order that provides direction on mandatory immunization for health care workers. The order goes into effect Oct. 26. Please read the order for details.

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Cultural safety & humility


 

Observing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Sept. 30, 2021 marked Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families, and communities who continue to grieve."

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Addressing Indigenous-specific racism in health care

We are pleased to share our organization's action plan, BCCNM's Commitment: Constructive disruption to Indigenous-specific racism amongst B.C. Nurses and Midwives.

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RN/RPN prescribing standard revised

On Sept. 23, the BCCNM board approved revisions related to making a prescribing decision during a virtual care encounter when a visual assessment is not possible. These revisions are effective immediately.

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Enrolling in PRIME: information for nurses and midwives

The Ministry of Health requires that all healthcare professionals using PharmaNet to deliver patient care participate in the PRIME program. This means nurses and midwives working in B.C. who use PharmaNet to care for patients will need to enrol in PRIME.

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How to verify a legitimate COVID-19 vaccine exemption or deferral

BCCNM has received reports of illegitimate COVID-19 vaccine exemption and deferral letters circulating in the community that are being used by British Columbians who cannot show proof of vaccine through the province’s BC Vaccine Card. 

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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.

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