Practice Standards set out baseline requirements for specific aspects of registered psychiatric nurses’ practice. They interact with other requirements such as the
BCCNP RPN Standards of Practice, the
BCCNP Bylaws and relevant legislation.
Scope of Practice Standard for RPNs: Autonomous Scope of Practice and Client-specific Orders support each practice standard and outline the requirements for RPNs when they are acting within autonomous scope of practice, acting on client-specific orders and giving client-specific orders.
2018.06.29: The Documentation Practice Standard was updated to remove part of item (m) under Applying the Principles. The item formerly read “Safety event reports: Safety event reports are for quality improvement purposes. Keep them separate from the client record and do not make any reference to a safety event report in the client’s record.” It now reads “Safety event reports: Safety event reports are for quality improvement purposes; keep them separate from the client record.” Please speak to your employer if you have any questions about documenting safety event reports.
*2017.09.29: Please note that the Boundaries, Conflict of Interest, Dispensing Medication and Medication Administration practice standards have not yet been updated to align with new scope of practice standard Autonomous Scope of Practice and Client-specific Orders. For example, the practice standards may still reference the previous Acting with an Order and Acting Without an Order practice standards. Until such time, please refer to and follow the new scope of practice standard Autonomous Scope of Practice and Client-specific Orders.
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