manage labour in an institutional setting if the primary maternal care provider is absent
The Regulation permits registered nurses to manage labour in hospital when the physician or midwife is not present. Managing labour includes assessing maternal and fetal well-being and progress as well as progress in labour, and making decisions and taking actions based on these assessments.
Registered nurses who manage labour in an institutional setting in the absence of the primary maternal care provider must demonstrate competencies established by Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) and follow
decision support tools established by PSBC.