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Duty to Provide Care 

How do I know if I have a conscientious objection?

 

Jamie’s new job is in a practice setting where medical assistance in dying is provided. Until now, he’s not really thought about participating in a client’s medically assisted death.

He’s not sure how he feels and realizes he needs to sort it out. Does he have a conscientious objection to medical assistance in dying? What is a conscientious objection? He wonders where to start.

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Frequently Asked Question

Medications

Question

I'm considering taking a job at a medical aesthetic clinic where I would administer Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Is this within RN scope of practice?

Answer

Yes, administering Botox and dermal fillers are within RN scope of practice. Botox is a Schedule 1 medication. Dermal fillers are either Schedule 2 medications or substances. In all cases, you'll need a client-specific order from a physician or dentist. You'll also need to meet the Standards for acting with client-specific orders.

CRNBC has recently clarified that RNs always require an order before compounding or administering dermal fillers, as these procedures come with potential client risks, there are many things to consider before carrying out these activities. We recommend you review the following resources:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia have information relevant to nurses administering Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Please contact practice@crnbc.ca if you have any questions.

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