CRNBC Board Meeting - September 25, 2014
0830 hoursCRNBC Boardroom - 2855 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Mary Kjorven, Chair, called the meeting to order at 0835 hours.
By general consent it was agreed to adopt the agenda as circulated.
Moved and seconded to approve the following minutes of the CRNBC Board as circulated:
Moved and seconded to declare Mary Kjorven elected as the Chair of the Board of the College of Registered Nurses of BC for a term commencing immediately and ending immediately after the election of the Board Chair at the first meeting of the newly constituted Board in 2015.
Moved and seconded to declare Lorraine Grant elected as Vice-Chair of the Board of the College of Registered Nurses of BC for a term commencing immediately and ending immediately after the election of the Board Vice-chair at the first meeting of the newly constituted Board in 2015.
Moved and seconded to approve changes to the following policies as submitted:
Appendix A - CS B1 (Accounting Practice and Standards)
Appendix B - CS B4 (Reimbursement of Expenses)
Appendix C - CS B6 (Funds to External Organizations and Individuals)
Appendix D - CS B8 (Tendering of Business)
Appendix E - CS B9 (Investment Manager)
Appendix F - CS B10 (Financial Authority)
Rescind Appendix G - CS B7 (Professional Practice Group Accounting).
Table a future discussion about the investment portfolio to support further recommendations to the following policies:
CS B3 (Investments - Long-term Portfolio)
CS B11 (Investments - Operating Portfolio)
Moved and seconded to CRNBC treat Net Assets from the insurance company as restricted and that restricted net assets may be used for purposes consistent with the operating costs of the insurance subsidiary, until otherwise directed by the Board. And, CRNBC may expense and pay directly for the insurance policies, and other costs typical of the insurance subsidiary, and modify the insurance related management fee during the 2014-15 fiscal year. CRNBC will continue to carry the cost of the insurance until the monies run out.
Moved and seconded to accept the Financial Statements Report and receive the draft July 2014 Financial Statements as circulated as in Appendix A.
Staff are to prepare the changes for the 2015-16 renewal period and to reflect these changes in the proposed budget for 2015-16.
Moved and seconded to approve the Statutory and Special Committee Appointments submitted to the Board by the Appointments Committee to commence September 2014.
Certified Practices Approval Committee
Finance and Audit Committee
Appointments: Early Intervention Program (Health) New Sub-Committee of the Inquiry Committee.
Appointments: Nominations Committee
Nurse Practitioner Examination Committee
Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee
Quality Assurance Committee
Board Development Committee
Board Review Panel
Moved and seconded to approve the deletion of the following policies:
Approve revisions to Policy RID B1-35 Nurse Practitioner Examination Policy - Critical Incidents, as circulated.
Moved and seconded that the Board approves the revisions to the QA Committee terms of reference.
Moved and seconded to approve the revisions recommended by the Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee to the CRNBC Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioner: Standards, Limits and Conditions in the Prescribing Standard to incorporate nurse practitioner prescribing of controlled drugs and substances as detailed in the revised prescribing standard.
Moved and seconded to approve the revisions recommended by the Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee to the CRNBC Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits, Conditions as per the proposed limits and conditions of the Registrants Acting as Qualified Health Care Providers;
Moved and seconded to approve the proposed limits and conditions on registered nurses’ scope of practice as in the Registrants Acting as Qualified Health Care Providers;
Moved and seconded to approve the revised definition of re-entry nursing education program in RID Policy B1-53-1 (Education Program Review Definitions) as circulated.
Moved and seconded to approve 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 BC as set out in the schedule provided.
By general consent, the Board accepted the report made by the Registrar/CEO that the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Perinatal Nursing offered by Thompson Rivers University-open learning as having met the terms and conditions of recognition until June 30, 2017.
The Open Session adjourned at 1145 hours.