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Bylaws

Bylaws provide a detailed framework for BCCNP’s governance and operations.

Bylaws are enacted by the BCCNP 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, BCCNP is responsible for giving the notice including posting the proposed change on the BCCNP 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 BCCNP board withdraws the change.​

Comments on proposed bylaw changes may be su​bmitted to both BCCNP and the Minister.​

  BCCNP Ministry of Health
Email or Web Form
Mail

Cynthia Johansen
Registrar and
Chief Ex​ecutive Officer
900 – 2​00 G​ranville St
Vancouver BC  V6C 1S4

Attention: Board Governance Coordinator
Executive Director, Professional Regulation and Oversight
Ministry of Health
3rd Floor 1515 Blanshard St 
PO Box 9649 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9P4​​​

Proposed bylaw changes

DESCRIPTION NOTICE DATE

Remove Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing from Schedule C. For details, please see this announcement and this redlined version of the affected bylaw provision.

Please submit any comments on this proposed amendment no later than Aug. 27, 2020.​
June 3, 2020

Add University of Northern British Columbia in Fort St. John Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Program to Schedule D. For details, please see this announcement and this redlined version of the affected bylaw provision.

Please submit any comments on this proposed amendment no later than Aug. 27, 2020.

June 3, 2020

Bylaw changes not in force

​Description Notice date Filing date In force
date
Remove Canadian Health Care Academy practical nursing education programs (generic and access) from Schedule B. May 8, 2020 Aug. 14, 2020 TBD


Bylaw changes in force

​Description Notice date Filing date In force date
Eliminate the standing panel structures of the quality assurance, education program review (EPR), and professional practice and standards (PPS) committees, and give chairs of those committees authority to establish panels as needed. Modify the quorum requirements for public representatives at meetings of the EPR and PPS committees and their panels. Aug. 2, 2019 Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Remove provisions describing the general principle for member composition of the registration, inquiry and discipline committees and their panels. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Update section 361 to expressly confirm the Canadian Nurses Protective Society is the professional liability protection provider for RPNs, RNs and NPs. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Streamline committee definitions in section 1 and Part 2. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Add section 226.1 respecting sharing of education program review information with the provincial government. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
In section 349 definition of "client's representative", add reference to substitute decision makers under section 22 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Make drafting error corrections throughout the bylaws. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Remove two discontinued practical nursing education programs from Schedule B. Aug. 2, 2019​​ Nov. 22, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Repeal and replace Schedule F - Fees, effective January 1, 2020. n/a Sept. 27, 2019 Nov. 26, 2019
Repeal and replace Schedule F - Fees. Establish 2020 fees for initial registration and renewal. n/a Sept. 27, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019
M329/2019
Extend by one year the transition timeline for aligning annual renewal cycles for BCCNP's four nurse registrant groups and moving to a new renewal period for all registrant groups. June 3, 2019 Sept. 11, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019
M328/2019
Amend sections 5, 6 and 7 regarding board election procedures. n/a July 30, 2019 Sept. 28, 2019

Repeal and replace Schedule F - Fees. Correction of error in 2019 Canadian Nurses Protective Society fee for NPs.

n/a Nov. 15, 2018 Nov. 20, 2018
M471/2018​​​​
Repeal and replace Schedule F - Fees. Establish 2019 fees for initial registration and renewal. n/a Sept. 21, 2018 Nov. 1, 2018
M395/​2018
Initial bylaws May 15, 2018
(reposted Aug. 15, 2018)
n/a Sept. 4, 2018


Bylaw consolidations

​Consolidation No. In effect
From To
6 (PDF) Jan. 21, 2020 current
5 (PDF) Jan. 1, 2020 Jan. 20, 2020
4​ (PDF) Nov. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
3 (PDF)​ Sept. 28, 2019 Oct. 31, 2019
2 (PDF) Nov. 20, 2018  Sept. 27, 2019
1​ (PDF) Nov. 1, 2018 Nov. 19, 2018​​​​
Initial bylaws​ (PDF) Sept. 4, 2018 Oct. 31, 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Related resources

​​​​​Former​​​​ bylaws