On April 27, 2023, the BCCNM board amended the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice: Standards, Limits and Conditions to allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to apply X-rays for diagnostic imaging purposes if they meet specific limits and conditions. This change takes effect immediately.
Review the revised NP Scope of Practice
The revised limits and conditions set out that NPs can only apply X-rays:
Note that the final interpretation of medical imaging results must be done by a diagnostic radiologist remains, but an NP can start treatment while waiting for a final interpretation.