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June 2012

June 2012 board minutes

 

CRNBC Board Meeting — June 14, 2012
0830 hours
CRNBC Boardroom — 2855 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, B.C.

In Attendance

Pam Ratner, Chair
Lorraine Grant, Vice-Chair
Catherine Anderson
Barb Crook
Eleanor Elston
Anne Gavey
Colleen Hay
Gwen Herrington
Ana-Maria Hobrough
Sharry Hodgson
Mary Kjorven
Pearl Pacheco
Cynthia Johansen, Registrar/CEO
Mike Wood, Registrar/CEO Executive Assistant

Also in Attendance

Francine Gaudet, Director, Education Services and Communications
Katherine Graham, Director, Human Resources and Organization Development
Daniel Laflèche, Director, Corporate Support
Christine Penney, Director, Policy and Quality Assurance
Sandra Smith, Communications Specialist, Education Services and Communications
Jennifer Strate, Legal Coordinator, Registration, Inquiry and Discipline
Johanna Ward, Communications Specialist, Education Services and Communications
Barb Willson, Acting Director, Practice Support
Rese Tong, Nurse Educator, Langara College

Regrets

Chilwin Cheng

Call to Order

Pam Ratner, Chair called the meeting to order at 0830.

Approval of Agenda

12-06-01

 

By general consent it was agreed to adopt the agenda as presented.

Approval of Minutes

12-06-02

By general consent it was agreed to approve the April 20, 2012 minutes of the meeting of the CRNBC Board as circulated with the following amendment:

  • Motion #12-04-08, change "Reporting Registrations" to "Reporting Registrants."
12-06-03 By general consent it was agreed to approve the May 28, 2012 minutes of the teleconference meeting of the CRNBC Board as circulated.
Ana-Maria Hobrough joined the meeting.

Financial Statements Report

12-06-04  

Moved and seconded to receive the draft April 2012 financial statements as circulated.

   
Carried

Awards Committee Appointments

12-06-05  

Moved and seconded to approve:

  • the appointment of Gayle Carrière to the Awards Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2015; and
  • the re-appointment of Charlotte Nelson as Chair of the Awards Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2013.
   
Carried

Certified Practices Approval Committee Appointment

12-06-06  

Moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Terry Honcharuk to the health care employers position on the Certified Practices Approval Committee with a term of office commencing June 16, 2012 and expiring the day after the first sitting of the newly-appointed Board in 2014.

   
Carried

Education Program Review Committee Appointments

12-06-07  

Moved and seconded to approve the following appointments and re-appointments to the Education Program Review Committee:

  • re-appoint Janice Penner to the practice position on the Education Program Review Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2015;
  • re-appoint M. (Star) Mahara to the nurse educator position on the Education Program Review Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2015;
  • appoint Leanne Thain to the nurse administrator position on the Education Program Review Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2015;
  • appoint Sandra Kioke as Chair of the Education Program Review Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2013; and
  • appoint M. (Star) Mahara as Vice-chair of the Education Program Review Committee with a term of office commencing July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2013.
   
Carried

Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee Appointment

12-06-08  

Moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Debbie McLachlan to the Ministry of Health position on the Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee with a term of office commencing June 16, 2012 and expiring the day after the first sitting of the newly-appointed Board in 2012.

   
Carried

Certified Practice Approval Committee Recommendations

12-06-09  

Moved and seconded to:

  • extend approval of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Management course offered by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control until August 31, 2013;
  • extend approval of the Contraceptive Management course offered by the British Columbia Institute of Technology until August 31, 2013;
  • extend approval of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Management course offered by the British Columbia Institute of Technology until September 30, 2013;
  • extend approval of the RN First Call course offered by the University of Northern British Columbia until September 30, 2013; and
  • extend approval of the Remote Nursing course offered by the University of Northern British Columbia until February 28, 2014.
   
Carried

Duty to Provide Care Standard Revision

12-06-10  

Moved and seconded to approve the introduction, principles and glossary as set out in the draft revised practice standard Duty to Provide Care in Appendix D of the June 2012 Board report on this subject.

   
Carried

Professional Standards Revision

12-06-11  

Moved and seconded to approve the standards, indicators and definitions in the draft revised Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners as set out in Appendix C of the June 2012 Board report on this subject with the following amendments:

  • Change "expected" to "required" on the second sentence, page 2 of the CRNBC Standards of Practice, Professional Standards; and
  • Modify Standard 3 heading "Provision of Service" to show that service provision is in the client interest.
   
Carried
12-06-12  

Moved and seconded that the effective date for the revised Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners as set out in Appendix C of the June 2012 Board report will be November 1, 2012.

   
Carried
Eleanor Elston joined the meeting.

Policy: Review of Standards of Practice (PQA B-1)

12-06-13  

Moved and seconded to approve draft revised policy PQA B-1 Review of Standards of Practice as set out in Appendix C of the June 2012 Board report on this subject.

   
Carried

Nurse Practitioner Standards, Limits and Conditions: Advanced Interventions

12-06-14  

Moved and seconded to approve the Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee's recommendations for revising the Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits & Conditions, Section C: Diagnosing and Health Care Management: II Advanced Interventions - Limits and Conditions on Setting or Casting Fractures and Reducing Dislocations, giving nurse practitioners authority to reduce anterior shoulder dislocations provided the NP could interpret the x-ray if clinically indicated as outlined in the June 2012 report to the Board on this matter.

   
Carried

Nurse Practitioner Standards, Limits and Conditions: Prescribing Drugs

12-06-15  

Moved and seconded to approve the NPSC's recommendation to revise the Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits & Conditions, Section D Prescribing Drugs: Limits and Conditions on Prescribing, by lifting the limits and conditions, giving nurse practitioners full prescriptive authority for Hemostatic agents, Immunosuppressants and IV Iron as set out in the June 2012 report to the Board on this matter.

   
Carried

Policy: Registration, Inquiry and Discipline: NP OSCE Special Consideration (RID B1-24)

12-06-16  

Moved and seconded to approve amendments to Policy RID B1-24 Nurse Practitioner Objective Structured Clinical Examination Special Consideration as set out in Appendix B of the June 2012 report to the Board on this matter.

   
Carried

Bylaw Amendments

12-06-17  

Moved and seconded to resolve 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.

   
Carried
(See Appendix A)

Nurse Practitioner Standards, Limits and Conditions: Standards for Regulatory Supervision of NP Restricted Activities

12-06-18  

Moved and seconded to approve the Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee's recommended revisions to the Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits & Conditions including Standards for Regulatory Supervision of Nurse Practitioner Restricted Activities as set out in in Appendix B of the June 2012 report to the Board on this matter.

   
Carried

Election of Interim Chair and Vice-Chair

12-06-19  

Moved and seconded to appoint Barb Crook as interim board chair and Eleanor Elston as interim board vice-chair from September 1, 2012 to the election of the chair and vice-chair at the September 27-28, 2012 meeting of the Board.

   
Carried

Board Development Committee Report

12-06-20  

Moved and seconded to receive the June 2012 Board Development Committee report to the Board.

   
Carried

Board Chair Report

A report was provided to the Board by Pam Ratner, Chair.

Registrar/CEO Report

The Registrar/CEO report included updates on the Health Professions Review Board, purchase of capital items and operational matters.

12-06-21  

Moved and seconded to receive the report of action taken by the Registrar/CEO on behalf of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia on positive recommendations made by the Education Program Review Committee about the baccalaureate registered nurse programs offered collaboratively by the following educational institutions:

  • Selkirk College;
  • College of the Rockies;
  • Camosun College; and
  • The University of Victoria.
   
Carried

Registration Committee Policy: Certified Practice Registration (RID B1-33)

Following a review of the Registration Committee approved policy, Certified Practice Registration (B1-33) no feedback or concerns were identified by the Board.

Captive Insurance Corporation Report

Lorraine Grant, Chair of the Captive Insurance Corporation, provided the June 2012 Captive Insurance Corporation report to the Board for their information.

The first session of the Board meeting adjourned at 1130.

An in-camera session of the board was held from 1215 to 1415. The in-camera session was held to address personnel and legal matters.

The second session of the Board meeting reconvened at 1430.

Culture Presentation

The Board was provided with a presentation outlining the evolution of College's cultural program and work with staff from 2004 to those present.

Adjournment

The June 14, 2012 meeting adjourned at 1550.

Certified as Approved

Pam Ratner, Chair    
Cynthia Johansen, Registrar/Chief Executive Officer    

 

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