posted Nov. 14, 2014
Our board has approved
standards, limits and conditions for NP controlled drugs and substances prescribing (changes in red). Although approved, these are not yet in effect, the
current prescribing standards remain in effect.
Educational conditions will be required, one of which is completion of the CRNBC NP Registrant Learning Program for NP CDS prescribing. This program is currently under development. The educational conditions are outlined in the standards, limits and conditions.
We continue to progress toward the time when NPs in B.C. can prescribe controlled drugs and substances (CDS). Before that can happen, provincial legislation needs to come into effect and we then implement the CDS Prescribing Standards, Limits and Conditions.
It is difficult to predict when all of the components will be in place to authorize and support NPs to prescribe CDS. We are committed to keeping you informed throughout this process.
If you have any questions or comments, please email