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Spring 2016

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Regulation Matters

A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Spring 2016
In this issue
Physician-assisted dying: The role of a nurse
Check your employees' registration status
NP Practice Analysis results released
Update: Prescribing controlled drugs and substances
Consensual complaint resolutions
Nursing updates
Governance
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Nurses asked
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The role of a nurse

Read the advice that we've provided to registrants about participating in physician-assisted death, and the resources currently in place to support them.

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Important: Check your employees' registration status

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners must have renewed their registration by midnight on February 29, 2016 to continue to practise on or after March 1. Practising without registration is illegal.

Use our nurse verification tool to check your employees' registration status to ensure they are legally able to practise. You can check up to 2,000 nurses at a time and export the results to Excel.

Check your employees' registration status now

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NP Practice Analysis results released

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators has released the findings of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis. The analysis has uncovered key information that will inform future regulatory decisions in NP practice across Canada.

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Update: Prescribing controlled drugs and substances

We're getting closer to the day when nurse practitioners can write prescriptions for controlled drugs and substances (CDS). There were two important developments in January.

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Consensual complaint resolutions

Consensual complaint resolutions can include important conditions or restrictions placed on a nurse's practice that employers need to know about. Read the most recent consensual complaint resolutions now.

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Nursing updates

NPs can now order MRIs

It's now within the scope of NP practice to order Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.

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Revised nursing regulations

On December 3, 2015, the B.C. government brought revised nursing regulations for B.C. nurses into effect.

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More nursing updates

Revisions to RN scope of practice
Revised Conflict of Interest practice standard
Updated Documentation standard
GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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Exploring the formation of a single nurse regulator in B.C.
December Board meeting minutes
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 NEWS  Verify employee registration
 NURSES ASKED  I think I have the flu. Can I go to work?
Nurses Asked
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When we have to work over census or short-staffed, I'm concerned that client care may be compromised. What should I do?

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What happens if a client signs a consent form, but doesn't really understand what is happening?

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Regulation Matters is a quarterly resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C. It contains timely information about nursing regulation and issues relating to our mandate that may impact your work.

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