This page has Notices from the last 2 months.  For all current Notices, click here.

  • Regulatory Supervision of Psychiatric Nursing Student Activities – New Practice Standard (effective April 1, 2016)

    October 14, 2015

    RPNs have a professional responsibility to provide regulatory supervision of psychiatric nursing student activities that may affect clients. Students do not have the authority to perform these activities independently, but may do them if they are authorized by an RPN. Regulatory supervision is the process RPNs follow to authorize these activities. This new practice standard outlines the process and the expectations of registrants who provide regulatory supervision. It comes into effect on April 1, 2016 and can be found here.

  • Pronouncement of Death – New Limits and Conditions

    October 14, 2015

    There are also new limits and conditions that apply to the pronouncement of death, effective October 1, 2015. Previously, CRPNBC limited RPNs to only pronouncing expected death, but now RPNs may also pronounce unexpected death when they follow an employer approved decision support tool. Review the new limits and conditions here.

  • Post-exposure Chemoprophylactic Agents – New Limits and Conditions

    October 14, 2015

    There are new limits and conditions for administering, compounding and dispensing post-exposure chemoprophylactic agents, effective October 1, 2015. Review the full limits and conditions here.


    October 14, 2015

    Effective March 1, 2016, CRPNBC will no longer provide Practicing registration to RPNs working in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, with one exception.  Click here for more information about this change.


    October 1, 2015

    On October 1, 2015, the Board of Directors of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC) approved changes to Part IV of the CRPNBC Bylaws for public posting.  The proposed changes create a new class of registration for Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses and address gaps in the registration bylaws.

    The proposed amendment, along with a “track changes” version for ease of reference, can be found here.

    Comments on the proposed changes should be submitted to the CRPNBC or the Ministry of Health by no later than January 1, 2016 to the addresses provided here.


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