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JUNE 2023

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care


Message from the Registrar

Dear midwives and nurses,

In late 2022, the provincial government passed new legislation for regulated health professions in B.C. The Health Professions and Occupations Act (“the HPOA”, formerly Bill 36), which will replace the Health Professions Act, is not yet in effect. However, BCCNM and B.C.’s 15 other health profession regulators are working together and with government to understand the changes and plan for its in-effect date.

The HPOA will provide the colleges with several new regulatory tools that will help us do our work more effectively, including...

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Survey: cultural safety and humility standard and resources

We'd like your input on how midwives and nurses use the new standard and resources in practice. Your feedback also helps us understand overall awareness. The survey deadline is June 15.

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Have you watched these 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 on strengths-based and trauma-informed practice.


Pharmacists can now prescribe contraceptives, treatments for minor ailments

As of June 1, 2023, people in B.C. can get prescriptions from their pharmacist for contraceptives and medications to treat 21 minor ailments, such as allergies, shingles, cold sores, pink eye, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.


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 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 set for Oct. 23 to 27, 2023.

Office closed

BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, July 3 in observance of Canada Day. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4.




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