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Introduction

Nurse practitioner educational programs commonly prepare graduates with the competencies to independently conduct advanced assessments such as cognitive assessments. Nurse practitioners conducting financial incapability assessments do so consistent with the following limits and conditions. Nurse practitioners wishing to conduct advanced assessments for which they have not had formal theoretical and clinical learning should contact BCCNP Practice Support at practice@bccnp.ca

Limits and Conditions

Financial Incapability Assessments

1.

Nurse practitioners may act as qualified health care providers under Part 2.1 of the Adult Guardianship Act for the purpose of conducting the functional component of a financial incapability assessment in accordance with Part 3 of the Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation under that Act, if they successfully complete the Ministry of Health course "A Guide to the Certificate of Incapability Process under the Adult Guardianship Act."

2.

Nurse practitioners acting as qualified health care providers under Part 2.1 of the Adult Guardianship Act must also follow the Ministry of Health and Public Guardian and Trustee's procedural guide, "A Guide to the Certificate of Incapability Process under the Adult Guardianship Act."

Incapability Assessments for Care Facility Admission

Nurse Practitioners acting as prescribed health care providers under Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act for the purpose of conducting an assessment to determine whether an adult is incapable of giving or refusing consent to admission to, or continued residence, in a care facility, must: ​

1.

Have successfully completed the Ministry of Health course, "Consent to Care Facility Admission in British Columbia: A Course for Managers and Assessors"; and

2.

Follow the Ministry of Health guidelines, "Practice Guidelines for Seeking Consent to Care Facility Admission".​

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