A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
Duty to report
Reporting suspected impairment or narcotic diversion in the workplace
Here's what you need to know about your legal and ethical reporting responsibilities when you're concerned about a colleague's behaviour. A must-read for all nurses and managers.
Medical assistance in dying: what is a conscientious objection?
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Until now, Jamie hasn't thought about participating in a client's medically assisted death, but when a colleague asks him how he feels about it, he realizes he needs to sort it out. Does he have a conscientious objection to medical assistance in dying? What is a conscientious objection?
More case studies
Becoming one college: update from the three nursing regulators
Find out what's happening with the co-creation of B.C.'s new nursing regulator, including next steps with government, maintaining disciplines and a new location.
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, approved but not yet in effect
The CRNBC board approved new nurse practitioner standards, limits and conditions that set out the requirements for both induction (initiation) and continuation/maintenance prescribing of opioid agonist treatment for opioid use disorder.
Notice of suspension: Jean Cunningham
Jean Cunningham has been suspended for a minimum of three months, and fined, after she failed to respond to numerous and repeated communications from CRNBC concerning a complaint against her.
Do you have questions about the RN practice hours requirement?
We often hear from nurses who are
unsure about practice hours. This is why we created a list of five tips to help understand this requirement.
Why do nurses pay fees to practise?
Every year RNs and NPs in British Columbia pay an annual registration fee. We take a look at the reasons why, with a helpful comparison table.
What protection do I have if I report another health professional?
I work in an emergency department. If a police officer asks, should I share information about a patient?
Regulation Matters is a quarterly resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C. It contains timely information about nursing regulation and issues relating to our mandate that may impact your work.
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