CRNBC Board Highlights
Revised Professional Standards
The College has revised the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, which will take effect November 1, 2012. View the revised standards
Updated Practice Standard: Duty to Provide Care
The College has revised the Duty to Provide Care Practice Standard. View the revised standard
NP Scope of Practice Changes
The board approved the following:
Effective July 26, 2012:
• Full prescriptive authority to prescribe Hemostatic agents and IV Iron preparations (AHFS 20:00 Category 5: Blood Formers and Coagulators)
• Full prescriptive authority to prescribe Immunosuppressants (AHFS 92:00 Category 20: Miscellaneous)
• Nurse practitioners have authority to reduce anterior shoulder dislocations on the condition that the NP has the competence to interpret the x-ray if clinically indicated.
• The NPSC considered a request to give NPs authority to order a hystero-salpingogram. Upon review of the evidence provided, NPSC did not recommend a change to NP authority. NPs do not order this test.
Proposed Bylaw Amendments Impacting NP Registration
The proposed amendments to the College's Bylaws drafted in consultation with the College's legal counsel and the Ministry of Health provide for two important shifts in the regulatory framework for nurse practitioners. More information
The College's annual general meeting was held at the College on June 15. Read the message from the board
Interim Chair and Vice-Chair
The board appointed Barb Crook to serve as Interim Chair between September 1 and the third week of September. It also appointed Eleanor Elston to serve as Interim Vice-Chair during the same period. In keeping with College bylaws, the board will elect a Chair and Vice-Chair at its September meeting.
Our 2011-12 annual report is online
Our annual report is online and brimming with news from yesteryear. With its centennial theme, charts and reports, the report offers a view into how we fulfill our public protection mandate. View the annual report
© CRNBC 2012
Board Highlights is published by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and distributed to select CRNBC registrants and stakeholders following each Board meeting and posted on the CRNBC website. Publication of information in this newsletter is one of the College's official methods of notification to registrants.