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New and revised NP standards now in effect

July 23, 2018

The following revised nurse practitioner s​​​cope of practice standards are now in effect:​

  • Prescribing drugs
  • Opioid agonist treatment prescribing for opioid use d​isorder
  • Consultation and referral

The standards have been incorporated into theScope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits and Conditions.

Drug schedules regulation amended

On June 28th, amendments to the Drug Schedules Regulation came into effect. This means that NPs now have authority to prescribe ketamine, diacetylmorphine, and the various types of amphetamines (subject to the standards, limits and conditions set by CRNBC).



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