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Restricted activities for registered psychiatric nurses may be carried out only in the course of practising psychiatric nursing. These activities are set out in section​​s 6 and 7 of the Regulation. Section 6 activities do not require an order, but section 7 activities do require an order from a listed he​alth professional. See the section outlined in red in the diagram above illustrating where restricted activities are within the RPN scope of practice model.

Remember the definition of psychiatric nursing:

Psychiatric nursing is the health profession in which a person provides the following services:

  • Health care for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, with a focus on psychosocial, mental or emotional health.​

  • Prevention, treatment and palliation of illness and injury, with a focus on psychosocial, mental or emotional disorders and conditi​ons and associated or comorbid physiological conditions, primarily by assessing health status, planning, implementing and evaluating interventions, and coordinating health services.

Registrants who have questions about RPN scope of practice should contact BCCNM.

In this section​

Section 6: Restricted activities that do not require an order

Section 7: Restricted activities that require an order

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