Updated April 1, 2020
BCCNP staff and senior leadership are in regular contact with our colleagues at the Ministry of Health, the Provincial Health Officer, other regulators and health authorities. We are updating this page with any new information as soon as we receive it.
Health professionals all have a responsibility to their patients and to their profession to focus only on evidence-based care and not yield to patient pressure around unproven and potentially dangerous uses of existing medications.
The Provincial Health Officer on March 23, 2020, issued an update outlining expectations for health professionals in B.C. when providing patient and client care in community settings.
Health Canada is moving forward with regulatory exemptions to improve pharmacological and therapeutic options for allowing patients to access controlled medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has put together guidance for OAT prescribers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCCNP Board has made modifications to the standards, limits and conditions for practice respecting medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for nurse practitioners.
With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic and subsequent increasing mortality from the virus worldwide, there is increased importance on certifying these deaths correctly.
For further information on the Standards of Practice or professional practice matters, contact us: