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BCNPA Special Members Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Children’s & Women’s Hospital Campus
Room: V2-222 (Clinical Services Building) off 28th street entrance. Site Map:

Topic (Agenda TBA):      The BCNPA Board would like to take this opportunity to meet face to face with the membership to share 2016/2017 key priorities and leadership highlights including current discussions with MOH related to NP employment & funding. IT: Video/Tele Conference will be available. Links: TBA

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NP Practice Updates

Practice Update:  Nurse Practitioners will have the authority to fully complete the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Designation Application
Effective September 1, 2016,
the Employment and Persons with Disabilities regulation (section 136 of Bill 17) has been amended. Nurse Practitioners registered with the CRNBC have the authority to fully complete the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Designation Application for patients under their care.  Read Kathleen Fyvie’s memo for further information:  SDSI PWD Announcement

Practice Update:  Nurse Practitioners can now prescribe controlled drugs and substances.  For the full announcement please go to:      For updated CDS prescribing resource centre, refer to:

Practice Update:  Role of Nurse Practitioners in Medical Assistance of Dying
July 27, 2016 Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can be eligible to provide medical assistance in dying (MAiD). These standards, limits and conditions have been incorporated into the NP Scope of Practice document.  For the full announcement please go to:   For additional information, please go to:   Updated Medical Assistance in Dying resource centre:   and Revised NP Scope of Practice Document:


Professional Development Opportunities

Opportunity: Continuing education online forum for Canadian Nurse Practitioners.  This web based organization offers continuing education for NP’s and offers an online forum for NPs to discuss clinical practice, keep abreast of the latest practice guidelines and research.   Check out the site to learn more:  Continuing Education Canadian NPs


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