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​​​Multisource feedback is a mandatory requirement. However, we recognize that registrants may not be able to participate during their assigned year for a variety of reasons.

Nurses can request a deferral if they are:

  • Unemploy​ed
  • Not practising nursing, or
  • On medical or parental leave

How to request a d​eferral

Nurses should log in to their BCCNM account and scroll down to Online Services. Click on the Multisource Feedback Deferral link and follow the instructions to request a deferral. Nurses who meet the deferral criteria will receive an email confirming a deferral has been granted. If they do not receive the email, they should contact the QA team.

Nurses may only request a deferral for one year. The following year, they will be re-assigned to complete multisource feedback. We recommend nurses request a deferral as early as possible after they're notified of being selected. Online deferral requests must be made before the end of the 30-day feedback period, which begins once a nurse has successfully renewed their practising registration. If a deferral is required after the 30-day feedback period has ended, they should contact a member of the QA team to discuss their options.

Subsequent deferrals 

If a nurse wants to request another deferral, they must email the QA team at—this request cannot be made online. A member of the team will discuss the deferral request with the nurse. The deferral request email must include:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Registration number
  • Reason for the deferral request
  • Phone number

Practising outside B.C.?

Nurses working outside B.C. and holding practising registration in B.C. should bear in mind that they are still required to complete all BCCNM quality assurance requirements, including multisource feedback.​

Nurses may ask colleagues in their practising jurisdiction to complete the online multisource feedbac​k questionnaire. As the questions are specific to the BCCNM professional standards, nurses are still obligated to meet them when holding B.C. practising registration.​​