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Proposed bylaw amendment

​​posted Oct. 29, 2014

P​roposed bylaw​ amendment​​: Reinstatement​​​​​

On Sept. 25, 2014, the Board of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) approved a bylaw amendment to Section 4.03 (5) in regards to reinstatement requirements through the following motion:

RESOLVED THAT, in accordance with the authority established in section 19 (1) of the Health Professions Act, and subject to filing with the Minister as required by the Health Professions Act, the Board amend the Bylaws of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, as set out in the Schedule attached to this resolution.

The Bylaws as they are currently worded do not permit the College to consider character and fitness information if the applicant was last registered less than a year or 90 days. Given the College’s mandate to act in the public interest, the proposed bylaw amendment will ensure that the College gathers and considers relevant character and fitness evidence in the processing of reinstatement applications.

A copy of the proposed amendment is being distributed to BC health professions colleges and posted on the College website to ensure that the public and other interested stakeholders may view the proposed changes in a timely manner.

​​Schedule of proposed amendments


The b​​ylaws of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia made under the authority of the Health Professions Act are amended as follows:

​1. Section 4.03(5) is amended​
(a) in paragraph (a), by striking out “subsection (1)(b) and (c)” and substituting “subsection (1)(a) to (c)”, and
(b) in paragraph (b), by striking out “subsection (1)(b) to (d)” and substituting “subsection (1)(a) to (d)”.​​

Comments should be forwarded by Jan. 29, 2015 to: 

Ministry of Health



Comments on proposed
changes to professional regulations or regulatory college bylaws may be submitted by email,
feedback form or ordinary mail. These submissions should be addressed to the attention of the Director, Professional Regulation. The Ministry prefers to receive submissions in an electronic format (email, feedback form, MS Word, PDF), but submissions by ordinary mail are welcome. 




Ordinary mail

Director, Professional Regulation and Oversight

Ministry of Health
Health Sector Workforce Division

Professional Regulation Branch

1515 Blanshard Street
PO Box 9649 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9P4  

Ordinary mail​

Cynthia Johansen

Registrar and Chief Ex​ecutive Officer
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

2855 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC
V6J 3Y8  ​​

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