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PharmaCare covering the cost of
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.
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 will be acceptable. A hard copy of the original CPP prescription form will no longer need to be sent to the pharmacy.
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.
Seeking RPNs for exam development
We are currently recruiting for an exam writing panel August 14-18, 2023 in Ottawa, ON, but are also looking to add eligible participants to our 2023-2024 pool for the future activities. Apply by April 19.
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)".
PRIME enrolment ending April 30
This is a reminder that the PRIME enrolment window for nurses closes April 30, 2023.If you require access to PharmaNet to deliver patient care, you must enrol in PRIME by April 30 per the Information Management Regulation; access beyond this date is unauthorized and the Ministry may remove access until your enrolment is completed.
Learn more and enrol
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.
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.
For more information: bccnm.ca
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