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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2017


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 65/17

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 65/17

Registered Nurses Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Registered Nurses Act, 2008

(Filed June 27, 2017)

Under the authority of section 11 of the Registered Nurses Act, 2008, the Council of the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, with the approval of the Minister of Health and Community Services, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, June 8, 2017.

Julie Nicholas
President
Council of the Association of Registered Nurses
of Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.3 Amdt.
Registration

        2.   S.5 Amdt.
Registered nurse licence

        3.   S.8 Amdt.
Nurse practitioner licensure

        4.   S.9 Amdt.
Interim nurse practitioner licensure

        5.   S.10 Amdt.
Exam failure – nurse practitioner

        6.   S.12 Amdt.
Renewal of registered nurse licence

        7.   S.13 R&S
Renewal of nurse practitioner licensure

        8.   PART III Heading R&S
PART III
NURSE PRACTITIONER AUTHORITY

        9.   S.14 Amdt.
Authority of nurse practitioner

      10.   S.15 Rep.
Practice protocol

      11.   S.19.1 Added
Transitional

      12.   Repeal


NLR 66/13
as amended

        1. Paragraph 3(1)(b) of the Registered Nurses Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  submit satisfactory proof of the successful completion of a nursing education program approved by the council;

 

        2. Subparagraph 5(1)(c)(i) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

                      (i)  successfully completed a nursing education program approved by the council within the 36 month period immediately preceding the application for a licence,

 

        3. Subsection 8(2) of the regulations is repealed.

 

        4. Subsection 9(1) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Interim nurse practitioner licensure

        9. (1) A registered nurse may be granted interim licensure to practice as a nurse practitioner where he or she meets the requirements in paragraph 8(1)(b) but does not meet the requirements in paragraph 8(1)(a) because he or she has not written the approved registered nurse practitioner examination or is awaiting the results of the approved nurse practitioner examination.

 

        5. Subsection 10(2) of the regulations is repealed.

 

        6. (1) Subparagraph 12(1)(e)(i) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

                      (i)  successfully completed a nursing education program approved by the council within the 36 month period immediately preceding the application for a licence,

             (2)  Subsection 12(2) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (2)  Notwithstanding subparagraph (1)(e)(iv), a person shall not be granted a renewal of his or her licence where he or she

             (a)  is enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing education program or a graduate or doctoral program in nursing or in a health related discipline for more than 5 years; and

             (b)  has had his or her licence renewed each year for the preceding 5 year period.

 

        7. Section 13 of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Renewal of nurse practitioner licensure

      13. A person applying for renewal of licensure as a nurse practitioner shall submit the documentation required in paragraph 8(1)(b), subsection 8(3) where applicable and paragraphs 12(1)(a) to (e).

 

        8. The regulations are amended by repealing the heading "PART III NURSE PRACTITIONER AUTHORITY AND PROTOCOLS" and substituting the following:

PART III
NURSE PRACTITIONER AUTHORITY

 

        9. Subsection 14(1) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Authority of nurse practitioner

      14. (1) A nurse practitioner may

             (a)  order the application of a form of energy permitted by the standards established by the standards committee;

             (b)  order laboratory or other tests permitted by the standards established by the standards committee; and

             (c)  prescribe a drug permitted by the standards established by the standards committee.

 

      10. Section 15 of the regulations is repealed.

 

      11. The regulations are amended by adding immediately after section 19 the following:

Transitional

   19.1 (1) Where

             (a)  a person obtained his or her nursing education in Canada;

             (b)  less than 36 months have elapsed from the date he or she graduated from an approved baccalaureate nursing education program; and

             (c)  he or she was removed from the provisional register before September 28, 2016,

that person shall be considered to be on the provisional register for the purpose of writing the approved registered nurse examination for 36 months after he or she graduated from an approved baccalaureate nursing education program.

             (2)  Where

             (a)  a person obtained his or her nursing education outside Canada;

             (b)  less than 36 months have elapsed from the date he or she was originally placed on the provisional register; and

             (c)  he or she was removed from the provisional register before September 28, 2016,

that person shall be considered to be on the provisional register for the purpose of writing the approved registered nurse examination for 36 months after he or she was originally placed on the provisional register.

             (3)  A person who successfully completes the approved registered nurse examination while he or she is considered to be on the provisional register under subsection (1) or (2) is eligible for registration.

Repeal

      12. Section 5 of the Registered Nurses Regulations (Amendment), Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 58/16, is repealed.