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Acting within autonomous scope of practice

Part 2: Scope of practice standards

Acting within autonomous scope of practice

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What is autonomous scope of practice?

"Autonomous scope of practice" has a different meaning for different registrant classes:

  • Acting with autonomous scope of practice: RN For registered nurses and licensed graduate nurses, "autonomous scope of practice" includes the restricted activities listed in section 6 of the RN Regulation, and the provision of other care or services that do not involve restricted activities, except for any activities, care or services that are excluded from autonomous scope of practice under the CRNBC Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses: Standards, Limits and Conditions.
  • Acting with autonomous scope of practice: RN For certified practice registered nurses, “autonomous scope of practice” includes the restricted activities listed in both section 6 and section 8 of the RN Regulation, and the provision of other care or services that do not involve restricted activities, except for any activities, care or services that are excluded from autonomous scope of practice under the CRNBC Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses: Standards, Limits and Conditions.

  • What IS NOT included in autonomous scope of practice?

    “Autonomous scope of practice” does not include any activity, care or services:

    • listed under section 7 in the RN Regulation (to the extent the care provided is not within the activities listed in section 6, or, as noted for certified practice registered nurses, in section 8),
    • prohibited by:
      • any standards, limits or conditions established by CRNBC, including the CRNBC Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses: Standards, Limits and Conditions, or
      • any applicable organizational policy, procedures or restrictions.

      • Nurses' individual competence

        Nurses only perform activities and provide care or services that the nurse has the individual competence to carry out.

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