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Stolen or missing Controlled Prescription Pad
If you discover your controlled prescription pad, or part of your pad, is missing — whether it’s lost or stolen — here's what you need to do.
Updates to Scope of Practice for nurse practitioners
CRNBC has approved three updates to the Scope of Practice for NPs: Regulatory Supervision of NP Student Activities; Ordering Diagnostic Tests and Managing Results; and Advanced Procedures and Activities.
New opioid agonist treatment prescribing standards for NPs coming soon
New nurse practitioner standards, limits and conditions have been approved by the CRNBC board. The new standards will set out the requirements for both induction (initiation) and continuation/maintenance prescribing of opioid agonist treatment for opioid use disorder. It's important to note these standards, limits and conditions are not yet in effect.
First Nations Health Authority clients are transitioning to PharmaCare
On October 1, 2017 all First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) clients will become beneficiaries of the BC PharmaCare program. This means NPs will be able to fill drug prescriptions for FNHA clients via the PharmaCare plan.
More First Nations update
Want to learn more about substance use disorders? Free online diploma now available
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has just released a new learning module to assist health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders.
I am a nurse practitioner leaving my practice. What do I need to consider?
As a family nurse practitioner, when do I have to transfer care for a pregnant client to a physician or midwife?
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