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    CRNBC's legal oblig​ation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education progr​​ams in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.​

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  • Her sister needs nursing care. Should she provide it?

    Case study: Ling's sister is being discharged from hospital and will need nursing care at home. Ling, an RN, knows her family will want her to be involved in her care. But would it be the best approach for everyone involved?

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Public Notices

It's renewal time!

BC’s opioid overdose crisis and nurses:
Is my licence at risk?
Jan. 10, 2017

Buprenorphine-naloxone continuation prescribing within NP scope new!
Jan. 6, 2017

New assessment service for internationally educated health practitioners
Jan. 5, 2017

Job alert: Regulatory Practice Consultant​
Jan. 5, 2017

New provincial Medical Assistance in Dying forms and nursing resources
Dec. 20, 2016​

CPSBC warns public: Unlicensed practitioner may have performed surgeries in Delta home  new!
Jan. 10, 2017​​

Deborah Hyldtoft (Reynolds) not
authorized to practice in B.C.
Dec. 13, 2016​

​​Learn about what's new for 2017-18 registration renewal

The deadline to renew is Feb. 28, 2017.

Only nurses who ho​​ld practising registration can work or volunteer as a nurse. It is illegal to practise nursing without current registration.


Call for nominations
Nov. 29, 2016

Call for resolutions 
Nov. 29, 2016​​​

Proposed bylaw amendment: Board
May 5, 2015​

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Accountability & responsibility 

Feedback in the moment


From inside a patient room, Yuki hears her colleagues in the hallway discussing another client’s care. She’s surprised at how c​​​learly she can hear their conversation. ​​

Concerned about confidentiality, she makes a mental note to let them know as soon she finishes with her client. 

She still finds giving feedback a little uncomfortable—she’s never confident she’s chosen the right words. But she knows she needs to say something. What does Yuki do?

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Frequently Asked Question

Duty to provide care


Does the emergency exemption apply if I stop to help at the scene of a traffic accident when I'm off duty?


Generally, yes.

The HPA’s emergency exemption applies if the situation:

  • arises unexpectedly;
  • involves imminent risk of death or serious harm to an individual; and
  • requires urgent action

This assumes you’re providing assistance without gain or reward or hope of the same.

In these situations, you are ethically obligated to provide the best care you can, given the circumstances and your individual competence.

The Duty to Provide Care Practice Standard provides more information and guidance about your legal and professional obligations to clients.

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