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March 24, 2022

Council

Council Highlights – March 10, 2022

Top 7 things you need to know

  1. Updates to the practice directions Assignment and Delegation to Unregulated Care Providers; Rural, Remote and Underserved Populations: Access to Prescribed Medications; and Registration Requirements were approved by Council.
  2. Several nurse prescriber courses or equivalent certifications were approved for nurse prescribers/RN(AP) education:
    • A new RN Prescribing course offered by Athabasca University was approved through March 2027.
    • Certifications for the three patient populations for RN(Authorized Prescribers) were approved as part of the nurse prescriber education pathway/program, with implementation pending following the results of our current consultations.
    • The approval for the RRC Polytechnic Nurse Prescribing program was extended until June 2023.
  3. Council received and approved the audited financial statements for the 2021 fiscal year.
  4. Council reviewed and approved annual monitoring reports for its policies:
    • GP-8 in relation to stakeholder engagement,
    • GP-20 in relation to Council effectiveness,
    • EE-3 in relation to financial planning and stability, as well as
    • Multi-year monitoring reports for policy EE-12 in relation to regulatory processes in registration and professional conduct.
  5. Updates to policies GP-2, GP-4.4, CR-3, and CR-7 were approved.
  6. The agenda for the 2022 Annual General Meeting was approved.
  7. Lindsay Mulholland, Public Representative was elected as the incoming Chair-elect.