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  • Changes to Naloxone

    February 13, 2017

    On January 26, 2017, the BC Minister of Health amended the Health Professions General Regulation and Pharmacy Operations and Drug Schedule Act-Drug Schedule Regulation to allow anyone to administer naloxone to someone appearing to be suffering from an opioid overdose regardless of whether or not they are in a hospital setting in accordance with federal laws. In response to these changes, effective Feb, 13, 2017 CRPNBC has:

    • Removed all limits and conditions on unscheduled naloxone for the treatment of a suspected opiate overdose. Further details can be found here.

    Questions? Contact Gail Ancill, Practice Consultant,

  • Results of Survey on One Nursing Regulator for BC

    January 30, 2017

    In September 2016, the three BC nursing regulators (CRPNBC, CRNBC and CLPNBC) invited stakeholders to take a survey about the three colleges joining to form one nursing college. We received almost 2,400 responses from nurses, staff and other stakeholders.  The survey results have provided us with valuable and sufficient feedback to move forward with the creation of one nursing regulator while keeping stakeholders’ concerns in mind.  We invite you to learn more by reading the summary report here.

    The survey findings and video (about the role of a regulator) are posted to

  • New Assessment Service Evaluates Competence of Internationally Educated Health Practitioners

    January 5, 2017

    January 4, 2017 marks the launch of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), a new assessment service for internationally educated health practitioners (IEPs), including RPNs, applying to register in British Columbia. NCAS provides competence-based assessments that evaluate the skills of an IEP applicant against competencies required for entry-level practice in the province. If gaps are identified, it will assist in determining what education is required to transition to practice in B.C. Further information can be found here.


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