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NP Standards Committee — prescribing

​​posted Feb. 17, 2015

Proposed bylaw amendments​

​Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee; Nurse Practitioner Prescribing of Contro​lled Drugs and Substances

​On Feb. 6, 2015, the Board of the College of Registered Nurs​​es of British Columbia (CRNBC) approved amendments related to the:

  • Section 1.24: Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee: Changes to membership and the enactments under which the Committee can make recommendations to the Board.
  • Section 6.13: Notices to Pharmacists and Licensed Dealers of Narcotics and Controlled Drugs: Nurse Practitioner prescribing of controlled drugs and substances. The proposed additions give authority to CRNBC’s Registrar to share information with the federal Minister when an NP has been convicted of an offence or failed to comply with a relevant standard.
  • Sections 1.14(11)(c) and 4.17(b): Minor administrative wording changes.


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 section 19 (3) of 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.

Schedule of amendmen​​​ts

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

Blackline copy​​


Notice date: Feb. 17, 2015 

Please submit comments to the attention of the Governance Coordinator by May 18, 2015.

Comments may also be submitted directly to the Ministry of Health.


Ministry of Health


Governance Coordinator


Executive Director, Professional Regulation & Oversight Branch

Ordinary mail

Cynthia Johansen

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

2855 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC
V6J 3Y8  ​

Governance Coordinator

Ordinary mail​

Executive Director, Professional Regulation & Oversight Branch

Ministry of Health
Health Sector Workforce Division

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


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