NPs prescribing controlled drugs and substances (CDS) are reminded that they are accountable for their prescribing decisions, as per
BCCNP prescribing standards.
When prescribing controlled drugs and substances, NPs
A client's PharmaNet profile can identify potential risks such as clients seeking and receiving prescriptions from multiple prescribers, or being co-prescribed benzodiazepines and opioids, a dangerous combination. It can also help identify whether clients may be diverting drugs.
The requirements for NPs to conduct a thorough assessment and identification and management of risk are detailed in the
BCCNP competencies for NP prescribing of controlled drugs and substances.
BCCNP's Quality Assurance Committee reviews NP prescribing and PharmaNet data to identify trends and issues. Visit the
Prescribing Oversight page for more information.
In response to questions from NPs, we've recently added some
new FAQs to our CPP page. We invite NPs to review the new information, and feel free to contact us if they don't find the information they're looking for.