posted Dec. 6, 2013
The draft standards, limits and conditions on narcotic and controlled substance prescribing created by our Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee were reviewed this fall. The consultations included several focus groups. As well, one-on-one individual conversations continue with NPs who could not attend a focus group.
We had a good level of interest in the consultations, with NPs, educators of NPs, and NP leads in the health authorities taking part. Participants from urban and rural and remote areas across BC shared their views. We also heard from diverse practice settings, from primary health care to hospital-based specialities. We sincerely thank everyone who took part in the consultations for their excellent comments on the draft.
The input provided will be reflected in a revised standard that will go to the Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee in the New Year for their consideration. We hope to implement the new authority in January 2015.
If you would like more information, please contact Chris Daly, Nursing Policy Consultant at 604-736-7331, ext. 304 (1-800-565-6505).