As of Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) amalgamated to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The new BCCNM website is under construction and will be launched in late Fall 2020. In the interim, visitors can still retrieve information about nursing regulation from the BCCNP website or midwifery regulation from the CMBC website. Although the content on both websites may refer to BCCNP or CMBC respectively, it is the most current information on nursing and midwifery regulation. We appreciate your patience while we work towards launching the new BCCNM website and updating all our documents to reflect our new BCCNM name and brand.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC) joined together to become BCCNP. Many of the following notices refer to decisions made by each respective college prior to Sept. 4, 2018.
The majority of complaints are resolved through a consensual resolution process. The process results in a formal, legal agreement between a registrant and BCCNP (approved by the Inquiry Committee). Each agreement outlines the action that the registrant has agreed to take to address the issue or issues identified during the investigation process.
*Please note: In the table below, "registrant type" does not confirm current status. Rather, it reflects the registrant's status at the time the notice was posted. For current registrant status, please visit
https://registry.bccnp.ca/. There you can search the registrant by name and verify current licensure status.
Consensual complaint resolution: consent agreementsThe majority of complaints are resolved through a consensual complaint resolution process. The process results in a formal, legal agreement between a registrant and BCCNP (approved by the Inquiry Committee). Each agreement outlines the action that the registrant has agreed to take to address the issue or issues identified during the investigation process.
Investigation, inquiry and discipline hearingsWhen a solution cannot be negotiated using the CCR process, BCCNP’s Discipline Committee holds a formal hearing. Hearings are open to the public. Testimony is given under oath. The Discipline Committee decides if the allegations are substantiated and whether any disciplinary action is appropriate. Disciplinary action may involve a reprimand, conditions on registration, suspension or termination of registration. A nurse who is dissatisfied with the decision of the panel can appeal the decision.
BCCNP publishes a variety of professional conduct notices. These notices include the criminal record review non-compliance; consent agreements; Discipline Committee notices; Inquiry Committee notices and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices.