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Health Professions Act

Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation

B.C. Reg. 283/2008

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Regulation December 3, 2015
Section 1 November 16, 2010
March 1, 2012
Section 4 November 16, 2010
Section 5 November 16, 2010
March 1, 2012

 Regulation BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 224/2015, effective December 3, 2015.

B.C. Reg. 283/2008
M243/2008
Deposited October 15, 2008
effective October 17, 2008

Health Professions Act

Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 20/2012, March 1, 2012]

Definitions

1  In this regulation:

"Act" means the Health Professions Act;

"compound" means to mix with one or more other ingredients,

"dispense" has the same meaning as in the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act;

(a) excluding a sale as defined in that Act, and

(b) including receipt of payment on behalf of a registrant's employer for a drug dispensed or administered by the registrant, if the registrant's employer lawfully requires payment for that drug from a person in respect of the individual for or to whom it is dispensed or administered;

"nurse practitioner" means a person who is authorized under the bylaws of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia to practise nursing as a nurse practitioner;

"registered nurse" means a person authorized under the Act to practise nursing.

[am. B.C. Regs. 322/2010, Sch. s. 1; 20/2012, s. (a).]

College name

2  The name "College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia" is the name of the college established under section 15 (1) of the Act for practical nursing.

Reserved titles

3  (1) The title "licensed practical nurse" is reserved for exclusive use by registrants.

(2) This section does not prevent a person from using the title "nurse" in a manner authorized by another regulation under section 12 of the Act.

Scope of practice

4  (1) A registrant may provide such nursing services related to the care of patients as are consistent with his or her training and ability.

(2) A registrant in the course of providing nursing services may, in respect of a drug specified in Schedule II of the Drug Schedules Regulation, B.C. Reg. 9/98,

(a) compound the drug,

(b) dispense the drug, or

(c) administer the drug

(i) orally, or

(ii) by intradermal, intramuscular or subcutaneous injection,

for the purpose of preventing disease using immunoprophylactic agents.

[am. B.C. Reg. 322/2010, Sch. s. 2.]

Limits or conditions on services

5  (1) Except in an emergency, or when providing nursing services in accordance with section 4 (2) and subsection (1.1) of this section, all nursing services provided by a registrant must be carried out under the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner who is attending the patient or under the supervision of a registered nurse who is providing services to the patient.

(1.1) A registrant may perform an activity described in section 4 (2) without the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner or the supervision of a registered nurse only if standards, limits and conditions have been established, under section 19 (1) (k) or (1) of the Act, respecting the compounding, dispensing and administering of the drug by registrants without that direction or supervision.

(2) Subject to section 4, a registrant may provide a nursing service for a patient in a private home provided that the attending medical practitioner or nurse practitioner gives directions.

(3) A registrant may not provide nursing services to patients except in accordance with this section and section 4.

[am. B.C. Regs. 322/2010, Sch. s. 3; 20/2012, s. (b).]

Patient relations program

6  The college is designated for the purposes of section 16 (2) (f) of the Act.

[Provisions of the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 12 (2)]

 Section 1 definitions of "compound" and "dispense" were added by BC Reg 322/2010, effective November 16, 2010.

 Section 1 definition of "nurse practitioner" was added by BC Reg 20/2012.

 Section 4 (2) was added by BC Reg 322/2010, effective November 16, 2010.

 Section 5 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 322/2010, effective November 16, 2010.

(1)  Except in an emergency, all nursing services provided by a registrant must be carried out under the direction of a medical practitioner who is attending the patient or under the supervision of a registered nurse who is providing services to the patient.

 Section 5 (1.1) was added by BC Reg 322/2010, effective November 16, 2010.

 Section 5 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 20/2012

 Limits or conditions on services

5  (1)  Except in an emergency, or when providing nursing services in accordance with section 4 (2) and subsection (1.1) of this section, all nursing services provided by a registrant must be carried out under the direction of a medical practitioner who is attending the patient or under the supervision of a registered nurse who is providing services to the patient.

(1.1)  A registrant may perform an activity described in section 4 (2) without the direction of a medical practitioner or the supervision of a registered nurse only if standards, limits and conditions have been established, under section 19 (1) (k) or (1) of the Act, respecting the compounding, dispensing and administering of the drug by registrants without that direction or supervision.

(2)  Subject to section 4, a registrant may provide a nursing service for a patient in a private home provided that the attending medical practitioner gives directions.

(3)  A registrant may not provide nursing services to patients except in accordance with this section and section 4.

[am. B.C. Reg. 322/2010, Sch. s. 3.]