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Laboratory Services Act

Laboratory Services Regulation

B.C. Reg. 52/2015

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
Section 1 September 20, 2016
Section 3 September 20, 2016
September 4, 2018
Section 4 September 20, 2016
Section 18.1 December 12, 2017

 Section 1 definition of "Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 225/2016, effective September 20, 2016.

"Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation" means the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation, B.C. Reg. 284/2008;

 Section 3 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 225/2016, effective September 20, 2016.

(2) A health care practitioner is prescribed as a referring practitioner for the purposes of the Act if the health care practitioner is enrolled under section 4 [enrollment of registered nurses (certified)] of this regulation and

(a) is a registrant of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia who is authorized to use the title "nurse" or "registered nurse", and

(b) has successfully completed a certification program as described in section 8 (3) of the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation, B.C. Reg. 284/2008.

 Section 3 (1) (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 152/2018, effective September 4, 2018.

(d) a registrant of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia who is authorized to use the title "nurse practitioner" or "registered nurse practitioner".

 Section 3 (2) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 152/2018, effective September 4, 2018.

(a) is a registrant of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia who is authorized to use the title "nurse" or "registered nurse", and

 Section 4 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 225/2016, effective September 20, 2016.

Enrollment of registered nurses (certified)

4   (1) A person described in section 3 (2) [referring practitioners] may apply to the minister to be enrolled as a referring practitioner.

(2) The minister may enroll an applicant as a referring practitioner if satisfied of all of the following:

(a) the applicant meets the requirements of section 3 (2);

(b) the applicant is in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia;

(c) the applicant is employed as a registered nurse whose duties include performing the activities described in section 8 (1) of the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation by

(i) a regional health board,

(ii) the Provincial Health Services Authority or a society that reports to the Provincial Health Services Authority,

(iii) the First Nations Health Authority, or

(iv) a person or body that, in the opinion of the minister, is similar in nature and function to a body referred to in subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii);

(d) enrolling the applicant as a referring practitioner would not be contrary to the public interest.

(3) A person may cancel his or her enrollment as a referring practitioner by giving 30 days' written notice to the minister.

(4) If the minister is of the opinion that it is not in the public interest for a person to continue to be enrolled as a referring practitioner, the minister may cancel the person's enrollment after giving that person 30 days' notice and an opportunity to be heard.

(5) Unless permitted by the minister, a person whose enrollment is cancelled under subsection (3) or (4) may not apply for re-enrollment for at least one year from the date of cancellation.

(6) For the purposes of subsections (2) (d) and (4), the minister may consider the following matters in addition to any other matter the minister believes relevant to the public interest:

(a) a determination respecting the applicant or the referring practitioner made by the discipline committee of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia under section 39 (1) of the Health Professions Act;

(b) a conviction for a criminal offence that indicates that an applicant or a referring practitioner is not able to provide proper care or treatment to beneficiaries;

(c) a failure by the applicant or the referring practitioner to meet standards of practice established by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

 Section 18.1 was enacted by BC Reg 229/2017, effective December 12, 2017.