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Summer 2016

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Regulation Matters

A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Summer 2016
In this issue
MAiD update: Revised Scope of Practice standard
Notice of cancellation: Jacqueline Orina
Unofficial registrant verification sites
Update: CDS prescribing
Creating a new nurse regulator for B.C.
Nursing updates
Consensual complaint resolutions
Governance
2015 NCLEX results
Most popular
Nurses asked
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MAiD update: Revised Scope of Practice standard

On June 17, 2016, Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) became law. CRNBC has revised the RN Scope of Practice standard that establishes standards, limits and conditions for RNs assisting in the provision of MAiD.

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Update: Controlled drugs and substances prescribing

With the introduction of a CDS learning module and board-approved prescribing standard, we're getting closer to the day when nurse practitioners can write prescriptions for controlled drugs and substances (CDS).

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Nursing updates

Changes to B.C.'s drug schedules: Naloxone

On March 22, 2016, Health Canada changed the Federal Prescription Drug list to allow for non-prescription naloxone. CRNBC’s current limits and conditions for dispensing, compounding or administering naloxone remain in effect until they are updated to support non-prescription naloxone.

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More nursing updates

Upcoming changes to RN scope: Giving client-specific orders
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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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GOVERNANCE UPDATES
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Blog: CRNBC goes to Ottawa
2015-16 Annual Report
PSA review findings welcomed by CRNBC
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Most Popular
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 NEWS  Verify employee registration
 NURSES ASKED  What should I do if I'm asked to work short-staffed?
Nurses Asked
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I work in an emergency department. If a police officer asks, should I share information about a patient?

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What are we supervising when we provide regulatory supervision?

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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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