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Activities approved for delegation to registered nurses

Part 6: Delegation to registered nurses

Activities Approved for Delegation to Registered Nurses

CRNBC and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. have approved the following:

Registered nurses may diagnose and treat epididymitis, proctitis, pelvic inflammatory and infectious syphilis disease through delegation from a physician only if:

  • the client is unwilling or unable to seek care from a physician or nurse practitioner; and
  • the registered nurse is CRNBC-certified in Reproductive Health or Reproductive Health – Sexually Transmitted Infections; and
  • the registered nurse diagnoses and treats a minimum of three clients per year with each of these syndromes; and
  • the registered nurse is employed by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Registered nurses may only cast a simple fracture of an extremity through delegation from a physician after the physician assesses the client, sets the fracture and provides a client-specific order for the cast application.
Please contact a CRNBC Regulatory Practice Consultant if you are interested in casting through delegation.

CRNBC standards for delegating to registered nurses

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