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Regulation Matters

A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Spring 2017
In this issue
5 tips for understanding the scope of practice standards
Check employees' registration status
Conduct notices
Nursing updates
One Nurse Regulator update
Governance
Most popular
Nurses asked
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5 tips for understanding the scope of practice standards

The updated scope of practice standards are now in effect. Check out these five tips we've provided to registrants to help them understand the changes and consider how they will apply to their practice.

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Important: Check employees' registration status

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners must have renewed their registration by midnight on February 28, 2017 to continue to practise on or after March 1. Check a registrant's status using CRNBC's nurse verification tool.

Are you an employer that needs to verify the status of multiple RNs? Email your list of nurse IDs to nurse_lookup@crnbc.ca. We will respond within two business days.

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Conduct notices

Notice of cancellation: Leila Reshid (#0905983)

On Nov. 28, 2016, CRNBC cancelled the registration of Leila Reshid of Vancouver (#0905983). Ms. Reshid is no longer entitled to work as a nurse.

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Former registrant David Stallcup faces criminal charges

CRNBC has learned that the former registrant known to the college as David Turner Robert is, in fact, an individual named David Stallcup. This information was discovered in the course of a lengthy police investigation. He recently pled guilty to charges of possession of child pornography.

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More conduct notices

Notice of suspension: Jonathan Brereton (#0936298)
Notice: Laurie Tinkham not authorized to practice
Notice: Deborah Hyldtoft (Reynolds) not authorized to practice
Consensual complaint resolutions
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Nursing updates

Oversight of CDS prescribing

In 2016, nurse practitioners in B.C. were granted new authority to prescribe many controlled drugs and substances (CDS) under federal legislation. CRNBC has introduced a robust prescription oversight program.

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More nursing updates

Medical Assistance in Dying: Acquiring the medication from a community pharmacy
Buprenorphine-naloxone continuation prescribing now within NP scope
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One Nurse Regulator survey results

In Sept. 2016, we invited nurses, staff and other stakeholders to take a survey about becoming one nursing regulator. We recieved almost 2,400 responses, and would like to thank everyone who completed the survey. Find out what we heard from you.

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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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Proposed bylaw amendments: NP provisional registration
2017 AGM: Call for late resolutions
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 NEWS  Medical Assistance in Dying FAQs
 NEWS  Opioid crisis: Changes to RN and NP scope
Nurses Asked
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I have my own foot care business but still work in home care. Is it alright to give my business card to my home care clients?

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Sometimes I'm unable to complete all my client assessments according to our protocols. What should I chart in the client's record?

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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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