Meet the requirements to prescribe for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
These limits and conditions apply when registered psychiatric nurses, within their autonomous scope of practice, diagnose and treat opioid use disorder by:
Diagnose and treat opioid use disorder within their autonomous scope of practice only while the Order of the Provincial Health Officer: Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse Public Health is in effect.
In addition, registered psychiatric nurses who prescribe diagnose and treat opioid use disorder must comply with all other applicable BCCNM standards, limits and conditions that apply to the prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medications.
While the Order of the Provincial Health is in place, it creates a temporary exception to the usual restriction against registered psychiatric nurses prescribing any Schedule I or Schedule IA drugs, or compounding, dispensing or administering Schedule I or Schedule IA drugs without an order from an authorized health professional.