Bylaws are enacted by the BCCNM board, subject to oversight by the Minister of Health. Most bylaw changes are subject to a minimum three-month public notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period. Where notice is required, BCCNM is responsible for giving the notice including posting the proposed change on the BCCNM website. All bylaw changes must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaw changes come into force 60 days after the date of filing unless, within that period, the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date or the BCCNM board withdraws the change.
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Proposed bylaw amendments to enable certified practice for registered nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Repeal and replace Schedule B (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) to add one new practical nursing access program (Vancouver Island University. Repeal and replace Schedule E (Recognized Nurse Practitioner Education Programs) to add one new nurse practitioner (Family) Master’s program.
Proposed bylaw amendments to establish new classes of and requirements for multijurisdictional registration that remove barriers and streamline related processes to enable eligible licensed practical nurses (“LPNs”), registered nurses (“RNs”) and registered psychiatric nurses (“RPNs”) from other jurisdictions in Canada to be registered and provide safe, competent and ethical nursing services to clients/residents in B.C.
Please see the table of revisions pp. 1-11 in the PDF for a summary of the proposed amendments.
Repeal and replace Schedule B (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) to add one new practical nursing generic program [Selkirk College (Trail)] and to add five new practical nursing access programs [Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek)], [Okanagan College (Kelowna)], [Okanagan College (Penticton)], [Okanagan College (Salmon Arm)], and [Okanagan College (Vernon)]. (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) to add one new practical nursing generic program [North Island College (Comox)].
Repeal and replace Schedule F (Recognized Midwifery Education Programs) to remove two discontinued programs [Laurentian University Baccalaureate Midwifery Program and Ryerson University Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program] and to update the name of one program [Toronto Metropolitan University Midwifery Education Program].
Schedule G (Fees) repealed and replaced.
Jan. 3, 2022
Schedule B (Recognized Practical Nursing Education Programs) repealed and replaced to remove one discontinued practical nursing generic program [College of New Caledonia (Burns Lake)] and add one new practical nursing access program [North Island College (Courtenay)].
Schedule D (Recognized Nursing Education Programs) repealed and replaced to remove one discontinued registered nurse re-entry program [Kwantlen Polytechnic University].
Changes to recognized education programs: Table A in each of Schedule B, C and D repealed; Table B in each of Schedule B, C and D effective. (See s. 88(7) and (8) of initial bylaws.)
Sept. 1, 2020
Health Professions Act (HPA)
Health Professions Designation and Amalgamation Regulation
Health Professions General Regulation
Nurses (Licensed Practical) Nurse Regulation (LPN)
Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioner Regulation (RN & NP)
Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation (RPN)
Midwives Regulation (RM)