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Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program is a comprehensive program that is available to nurses with any illness that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care.

 Early Intervention Program (Health)

Our Early Intervention Program (Health) is for nurses with addictions or any illness that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care. The goals of the program​ are to:

  1. ensure that nurses who require assistance attend treatment and engage in ongoing prevention; 
  2. promote public protection;
  3. ensure nurses are practising only when fit to do so; and
  4. meet statutory reporting requirements in accordance with sections 32.2 and 32.3 of the Health Professions Act.

The program is private and confidential. A nurse’s involvement in the program is not noted on the CRNBC register: these nurses are meeting the Professional Responsibility and Accountability Standard by removing themselves from nursing practice before their illness negatively impacts nursing practice. Nurses in the program agree to:

  • not return to practice until a physician expert has approved their return
  • have CRNBC monitor compliance with treatment recommendations provided by a medical expert

Nurses may self-refer to the program. Employers or others such as physicians can also refer nurses.

 Contact us

Early Intervention Program (Health)
604.736.7331, ext. 205 
Toll-free: 1.800.565.6505
eip@crnbc.ca

 Resources

Honour in Recovery video​

 Returning to/leaving nursing practice (temporarily)

​​If ​you are in the Early Intervention Program (Health) or the Professional Conduct Review (PCR) process you are exempt from the $100 change status fee.​
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