Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care
Oct. 19, 2022, B.C.'s Minister of Health introduced new legislation to replace the
Health Professions Act (HPA). On Nov. 24, 2022, the new legislation—the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA)—received Royal Assent.
lays the groundwork for transforming how regulators fulfill our mandate to protect the public.
We will provide nurses
and midwives with regular updates over the coming months. Read on to find out what we know so far.
fees for 2023-24
BCCNM registration fees for 2023-24 are now available on our website. Read the fee summary for RPNs to understand what's changing.
you have enough prescription pads?
Please submit prescription pad orders by
Dec. 19, 2022 and ensure you have enough pads to last over the break. Controlled prescription pad orders will not be processed between Dec. 20, 2022 and Jan. 3, 2023.
practice standard revised
The Medication practice standard has been revised to include principles that outline the responsibilities for when nurses administer or dispense
medications within their autonomous scope of practice. These changes take effect
Jan. 5, 2023.
of practice revised for LPNs and RPNs
The BCCNM board approved amendments to the LPN and RPN scope of practice standards relating to allergy testing, ankle-brachial index testing, and
ear irrigation. These revisions take effect Jan. 5, 2023.
Cultural Safety, Humility and Anti-Racism Practice Standard adopted by 11 more regulators
More than 28,000 B.C. health professionals can now reference clear expectations to eliminate Indigenous-specific racism and foster culturally safe care in their practice, thanks to a joint initiative between 11 BC health profession
This new standard is adapted from the standard BCCNM and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC established.
Board election results
Congratulations to Rose Melynk and
Tanya Momtazian! They were both successful candidates in the BCCNM board election. Rose and Tanya will begin their three-year terms in January 2023.
On Nov. 23, 2022, BCCNM hosted its annual general meeting
(AGM) using an online platform. The recording is now available.
Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates
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.
PAST HEARING DECISIONS
From Dec. 19, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023 our office will not
be open to walk-in traffic. For these two weeks, staff will be available online via phone or email, except on
Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Jan. 2 when we will be closed.
For more information:
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