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Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 6(m):​

A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nursing may, for the purposes of tuberculosis screening, issue an instruction or authorization for another person to apply X-rays to a named individual, other than X-rays for computerized axial tomography.

BCCNM limits and conditions​​

1.

​RPNs who issue an instruction or authorization for a chest X-ray for the purpose​ of tuberculosis screening must possess the competencies outlined in Registered Nursing Competencies for Tuberculosis Screening1 established by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) or equivalent approved by their employer.

​2.

​RPNs who issue an instruction or authorization for a chest X-ray for the purpose of tuberculosis screening must follow the BCCDC Non-certified Practice Tuberculosis Screening Decision Support Tool2 (for Registered Nurses) or equivalent approved by their employer​.

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Footnotes

​1

​Registered Nursing Competen​​cies for Tuberculosis Screening. http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Communicable-Disease-Manual/Chapter 4 - TB/TB_screening_competencies.pdf

​2

​BCCDC Non-certified ​Pra​​ctice Decision Support Tool Tuberculosis Screening. http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Communicable-Disease-Manual/Chapter%204%20-%20TB/4.0b%20TB%20Screening%20DST.pdf