Help make RN prescribing safe: Comment on proposed regulation
We are seeking your feedback on proposed regulation changes related to RN prescribing.
The changes would permit RNs who successfully complete education to prescribe certain medications and communicate diagnoses if they are prescribing medications to treat those diagnoses.
We have grouped the regulation changes that require your feedback into three areas:
Permitting RNs to communicate diagnoses and prescribe specified drugs for the following purposes: immunization, contraception, travel health (prevention), topical wound care and over-the-counter medications
Ensuring all nurses (RPN, RN and NP) have the same accountabilities for dispensing medications
Ensuring all nurses (RPN, RN and NP) have the same accountabilities for administering substances
If you would like to submit feedback about any of the proposed changes, use the survey link provided on the consultation page. The deadline to comment is Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
In March 2019, Council will review your feedback before it makes a final decision about submitting the new regulation to the government for consideration.