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NP prescribing of controlled drugs and substances

Prescribing controlled drugs and substances (CDS) is within the scope of practice for nurse practitioners.

NPs are authorized to compound, administer and dispense all drugs they have the authority to prescribe.

Before prescribing, NPs must meet specific BCCNM requirements:

There are additional requirements for prescribing in the areas of:

For requirements and information on cannabis

For requirements on Medical Assistance in Dying