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.

 

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