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Bylaws

Bylaws provide a detailed framework for BCCNM’s governance and operations.

Bylaws are enacted by the BCCNM board, subject to oversight by the Minister of Health. Most bylaw changes are subject to a minimum three-month public notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period. Where notice is required, BCCNM is responsible for giving the notice including posting the proposed change on the BCCNM website. All bylaw changes must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaw changes come into force 60 days after the date of filing unless, within that period, the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date or the BCCNM board withdraws the change.

  • ​Current BCCNM bylaws
    |​ 245 pages | 2.12 MB |
     

    Comments on proposed bylaw changes may be su​bmitted to both BCCNM and the Minister.​

      BCCNM Ministry of Health
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    Registrar and                   
    Chief Ex​ecutive Officer
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    Vancouver BC  V6C 1S4

    Attention: Board Governance Coordinator

    Executive Director, Professional Regulation and Oversight
    Ministry of Health
    3rd Floor 1515 Blanshard St 
    PO Box 9649 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC V8W 9P4​​​

Proposed bylaw changes

Description Notice date

Proposed bylaw amendments to provide a clear definition of eligible registrant(s) for purposes of certified practice designation and enable publishing of prescribing authority of practising registered nurses (“RNs”), multijurisdictional RNs, registered psychiatric nurses (“RPNs”) and multijurisdictional RPNs.

Apil 3, 2024


Bylaw changes not in force

​Description
Notice date Filing date In force date ​EFFECTIVE DATE


Bylaw changes in force

​Description
Notice date Filing date In force date ​EFFECTIVE DATE

Schedule D (Recognized Nursing Education Programs) repealed and replaced to remove two programs, the Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Program [Okanagan College with University of British Columbia — Okanagan] and the Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Program [University of British Columbia — Okanagan with Okanagan College]. Oct. 24, 2023 Jan. 22, 2024 March 22, 2024 March 22, 2024
Schedule G (Fees) repealed and replaced. n/a Dec. 1, 2023​ Jan. 30, 2024​
Jan. 30, 2024
Schedule D (Recognized Nursing Education Programs) repealed and replaced to add one new Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Program {University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George)}. Aug. 8, 2023 Nov. 22, 2023 Jan. 22, 2024 Jan. 22, 2024

Proposed bylaw amendments to enable certified practice for registered nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Repeal and replace Schedule B (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) to add one new practical nu​​rsing access program (Vancouver Island University. Repeal and replace Schedule E (Recognized Nurse Practitioner Education Programs) to add one new nurse practitioner (Family) Master’s program.​

May 12, 2023 Aug. 15, 2023 Oct. 16, 2023 Oct. 16, 2023

Proposed bylaw amendments to establish new classes of and requirements for multijurisdictional registration that remove barriers and streamline related processes to enable eligible licensed practical nurses (“LPNs”), registered nurses (“RNs”) and registered psychiatric nurses (“RPNs”) from other jurisdictions in Canada to be registered and provide safe, competent and ethical nursing services to clients/residents in B.C.

Please see the table of revisions pp. 1-11 in the PDF for a summary of the proposed amendments​.

Feb. 3, 2023​ May 12, 2023 July 11, 2023 July 11, 2023

Repeal and replace Schedule B (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) to add one new practical nursing generic program [Selkirk College (Trail)] and to add five new practical nursing access programs [Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek)], [Okanagan College (Kelowna)], [Okanagan College (Penticton)], [Okanagan College (Salmon Arm)], and [Okanagan College (Vernon)]. (Recognized Practical Nursing​​​ Education Programs) to add one new practical nursing generic program [North Island College (Com​ox)].

 Dec​. 9, 2022
 April 12, 2023
 June 12,2023​
 Jun​​​e 12, 2023

Repe​al and replace Schedule F​ (Recognized Midwifery Education Programs) to remove two discontinued programs [Laurentian University Baccalaureate Midwifery Program and Ryerson University Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging ​​Program] and to update the name of one program [Toronto Metropolitan University Midwifery Education Program]​.

Nov. 15, 2​022  March 22, 2023  May 22, 2023​
 May 22, 2023
Schedule G (Fees) repealed and replaced. n/a Dec. 1, ​2022
Jan. 3​0, 2023
Feb. 1, 2023

​Schedul​​e G (Fees) repealed and replaced.

n/a​

Nov. 2, 2021

J​​​an. 3, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022​

​​​Schedule B (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) repealed and re​​placed to remove one discontinued practical nursing generic program [College of New Caledonia (Burns Lake)] and add one new practical nursing access program [North Island College (Courtenay)].

​July 15, 2021​
Nov. 26, 2021 
​​Jan. 25, ​2022
Jan. 25, 2022

​​​Schedule ​​D (Recognized Nursing Education Programs) repealed and replaced to remove one discontinued registered nurse re-entry program [Kwantlen Polytechnic University].

​​July 15, 2021​​
Nov. 2​6, 2021 
​Jan. 25​, 2022
Jan. 25, ​2022
Schedule G (Fees) repealed and replaced.​


n/a

Oct. 29, 2020 Dec. 28, 2​020 Ja​n. 1, 2021

Chang​es to recognized education programs: Table A in each of Schedule B, C and D repealed; Table B in each of Schedule B, C and D effective. (See s. 88(7) and (8) of initial bylaws.)

n/a

n/a
n/a
​Oct. 16, ​​2020
Initial bylaws
May 27, 2020
(reposted July 29, 2020
and Aug. 18, 2020)​
n/a

Se​pt. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020


Bylaw consolidations

​Consolidation No. In effect
From To
11 (PDF) March 22, 2024 current
10 (PDF) Jan. 30, 2024 March 21, 2024
9 (PDF) Jan. 22, 2024 Jan. 29, 2024
8 (PDF) Oct. 16, 2023 Jan. 21, 2024
7 (PDF)
July 11, 2023
Oct. 15, 2023
6 (PDF) May 22, 2023 July 10, 2023
5 (PDF) Feb. 1, 2023 May 21, 2023
​4 (PDF)
Feb. 1, 2022​
Jan. 31, 2023
​3 (PDF)
Jan. 25, 2022​
Jan. 31, 2022
2 (PDF) Jan. 1, 2021 Jan​. 24, 2022
1 (PDF)
Oct. 16, 2020
Dec. 31, 2020
Initial bylaws​ (PDF)
Sept. 1, 2020​
Oct.​ 15, 2020​​​​



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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​