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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​​​
DESCRIPTION NOTICE DATE

Eliminate the standing panel structures of the quality assurance (QA), 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. For details, please this schedule of amendments, and this redlined version of the affected bylaws.

Please submit any comments on these proposed amendments no later than Nov. 2, 2019. ​

Aug. 2, 2019

Remove provisions describing the general principle for member composition of the registration, inquiry and discipline committees and their panels. For details, please see this schedule of amendments, and this redlined version of the affected bylaws.

Please submit any comments on these proposed amendments no later than Nov. 2, 2019. ​

Aug. 2, 2019

​Update section 361 to expressly confirm the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is the professional liability protection (PLP) provider for RPNs, RNs and NPs. For details, please see this schedule of amendments, and this  redlined version of the affected bylaws.

Please submit any comments on these proposed amendments no later than Nov. 2, 2019.

Aug. 2, 2019

Miscellaneous changes: Streamline committee definitions in section 1 and Part 2. Add section 226.1 respecting sharing of education program review information with the provincial government. 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. Make drafting error corrections throughout the bylaws. For details, please see these schedules of amendments, and this redlined version of the affected bylaws.

Please submit any comments on these proposed amendments no later than Nov. 2, 2019. ​

Aug. 2, 2019

Remove two discontinued practical nursing education programs from Schedule B. For details, please see this new schedule and this redlined version of the schedule.

Please submit any comments on these proposed amendments no later than Nov. 2, 2019. ​

Aug. 2, 2019

Bylaw changes not in force

​Description Notice date Filing date In force date
Repeal and replace Schedule F – Fees, effective January 1, 2020.​ n/a Sept. 27, 2019  Nov. 28, 2019
Repeal and replace Schedule F - Fees. Establish 2020 fees for initial registration and renewal. ​ n/a Sept. 27, 2019 Nov. 1, 2018
M 329/2019​​​​
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
M 328/2019


​Bylaw changes in force

​Description Notice date Filing date In force date
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 CNPS fee for NPs. n/a Nov. 15, 2018​ Nov. 20, 2018
M 471/2018​​​​

Repeal and replace Schedule F - Fees. Establish 2019 fees for initial registration and renewal.

n/a Sept. 21, 2018 Nov. 1, 2018
M 325/2018
Initial bylaws May 15, 2018
(reposted Aug. 15, 2018)
n/a Sept. 4, 2018


Bylaw consolidations

​Consolidation No. In force
From To
3 (PDF) Sept. 28, 2019 current
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​​​​​​​

​​​​​Former​​​​ bylaws