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MARCH 2021

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care

Provincial health officer order

On March 14, 2021, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a public health order expanding the number of health professionals who are able to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. Midwives, retired nurses, retired midwives, and nursing and midwifery students are among the regulated and unregulated health professionals listed in the order. This new order replaces her Feb. 23, 2021 order.

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Request for proposals: Psychiatric nursing education program review team

BCCNM is seeking a team of two program evaluators to review a psychiatric nursing refresher certificate program. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19.

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Providing telehealth services

Later this year, BCCNM expects to implement the requirement that nurses and midwives providing any nursing or midwifery care to residents of B.C. by telehealth have registration in good standing with BCCNM.

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Temporary emergency registration extension

Last year, BCCNM offered temporary emergency registration to assist with the healthcare response in B.C. Given the ongoing nature of the pandemic, we will be extending the end date of registration for temporary emergency registrants to Sept. 7, 2021.

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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) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.

Discipline & public notices

Upcoming hearings

Happy spring!

The BCCNM office will be closed on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 for Easter.

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





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