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Section 7: Restricted activities that require an order

Section 7 of the Regulation lists restricted activities that may be carried out in the course of registered nursing practice but require an order from a listed health professional.

Section 7 of the Regulation lists restricted activities that may be carried out in the course of psychiatric nursing practice but require an order from a listed health professional. Listed health professionals are authorized in the Regulation to issue an orde​​r for restricted activities in section 7 of the Regulation. RPNs must not act with a client-specific order from a non-listed health professional for section 7 restricted activities. The definitions of client-specific order, listed health professional and non-listed health professional can be found in Part 1.

RPNs are required to follow BCCNM RPN scope of pra​​ctice standard Acting with Client-specific Orders​ and adhere to other RPN standards, limits and conditions set by BCCNM.

Registered psychiatric nurses must be sure that the restricted activity is considered to be psychiatric nursing practice – even if they have a client-specific order from a listed health professional to carry it out. RPNs who are not sure if a specific activity is considered within RPN scope of practice should contact BCCNM.

List of restricted activities that require an order

Procedures below body surfaces

Administering a substance

Putting items into body openings

Putting substances into ears

Hazardous forms of energy

Medications

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