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

  • CRPNBC Annual Report 2015-16

    July 2, 2016

    CRPNBC has released its latest annual report, which can be found here.

  • Recent changes to Naloxone

    June 24, 2016

    On March 22, 2016, Health Canada changed the Federal Prescription Drug list to allow for non-prescription naloxone.  As a result, the College of Pharmacists of BC quickly announced updates to the scheduling of naloxone provincially.

    Despite changes in the classification of naloxone, CRPNBC’s current limits and conditions found in Scope of Practice for RPNs: Standards, limits and Conditions (pg. 37-39) for prescribing, dispensing, compounding or administering naloxone (Schedule I) are in effect  for all classifications of naloxone. Find more information here.


  • CRPNBC Survey: Scope Standards

    June 15, 2016

    We need your input!

    CRPNBC has been busy incorporating recent revisions to nursing regulations into our standards of practice, specifically around RPN scope of practice.

    This includes making changes to the scope of practice standards for acting with and without an order. We’ve revised the language and introduced a new concept—giving client-specific orders.

    We’ve put together a survey on the changes and we’d love your input. It should take about 15-20 minutes.

    Click here  to take the survey now! The survey will close June 30, 2016.

  • New Limit on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

    June 15, 2016

    On June 9, 2016, the CRPNBC Board of Directors made the decision to place a temporary limit on medical assistance in dying as follows:

    At this time, RPNs must not participate in or support medical assistance in dying (MAiD) and any related activities, whether self-administered or administered by a Medical Practitioner.

    More information can be found in the Nursing Standards and Resources section of our website here. CRPNBC plans to engage in a review and consultation process regarding the role of RPNs in MAiD and will keep registrants updated.

  • Three nursing colleges joining to co-create new regulator

    June 14, 2016

    The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. (CRPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. (CLPNBC) are excited to announce we are all working toward forming a common regulatory body to replace our existing organizations.

    report, completed by Western Management Consultants (WMC) earlier this year, confirms a number of benefits of forming a single nursing college. This business case was commissioned by our boards to explore the advantages, risks and benefits of forming a single regulatory body.

    In the coming months, CRPNBC, CRNBC and CLPNBC will be launching a consultation process to get feedback from the nursing community and other stakeholders.

    Read more….

  • CRPNBC Board Elections

    June 6, 2016

    In September 2016 the terms for three CRPNBC board members will expire. Registrants will need to elect three Registered Psychiatric Nurses to fill the upcoming vacancies. Nominations are open until June 10, 2016. Ballots will be mailed to registrants by July 4 and must be returned to the office by August 3, 2016. The nomination form and an outline of the election process can be found here.


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