The recently appointed Board of the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) has approved the re-posting of proposed initial bylaws for the amalgamated college.
Proposed BCCNM bylaws were previously posted on May 27, 2020 by the Transition Steering Committee, on behalf of the boards of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and the College of Midwives of British Columbia.
Feedback was received and considered, revisions made, and the BCCNM Board is now re-posting the revised bylaws. The review period will continue until August 27, 2020.
What happens to feedback?
All comments submitted before August 27 will be considered by both the Board and the Ministry of Health before the Board gives its final approval for the initial bylaws. If you prefer, you may provide comments directly to the Ministry of Health.
The Minister of Health has announced the appointees to the first British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) board:
|Colin Bennett||Public member|
|Robert Calnan||Professional member—RN|
|Bhapinder Cheema||Public member|
|Janene Erickson||Public member|
|Tanya Momtazian||Professional member—Midwife|
|Ruth Ringland||Professional member—NP|
|Yvonne Savard||Professional member—RPN/RN|
|Madelon Stevens||Professional member—LPN|
|Sangeeta Subramanian||Public member|
|Richard Turner||Public member|
CMBC and BCCNP are pleased that this first board has been put in place, and look forward to working closely and collaboratively with these 10 individuals. This board is a collection of experienced, diverse and respected professionals from across the province with deep governance and regulatory experience.
The new board will begin meeting immediately in preparation for the September 1, 2020 amalgamation date, when BCCNM will begin regulating all nurses and midwives in B.C.
CMBC and the BC College of Nursing Professionals are pleased to announce that the Hon. Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, has signed an order amending four profession-specific regulations under the Health Professions Act as required to support our amalgamation.
These changes officially give us our new name: the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, or BCCNM. The new college will begin regulating nurses and midwives on September 1, 2020.
The next milestone is the appointment of the first BCCNM Board, anticipated sometime over the summer. Board members will be appointed by the Minister of Health.
Bylaw consultation ongoing
A reminder that the proposed BCCNM bylaws are currently posted for consultation. Provide your feedback by visiting www.bcnursesandmidwives.ca.