On Sept. 1, 2020, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) began regulating all nurses and midwives in B.C. The previous entities—BCCNP and CMBC—have been amalgamated into a single entity.
The new BCCMN website will be launched later in Fall 2020. Until then, the legacy websites of both colleges will continue. We appreciate your patience as we work to get documents and standards updated with new information and branding.
A few things to note:
- Registration status: All midwives’ and nurses’ current registration have been automatically transferred to BCCNM. Note that there have been some updates to registration classes.
- Midwife verification: Verification of midwives’ registration status remains publicly available.
- Professional designations:The unique designations for nursing (LPN, NP, RN and RPN) and midwifery (RM) remain in place and will not change.
- Polices and standards: Midwifery policies and standards remain the same, as do the Standards of Practice for each of the four nursing designations.
- Application, registration and renewal requirements: Requirements remain the same. More information about registration renewal fees for each designation will be shared in the fall.
- Fees: Some administrative and application fees have been adjusted to align with existing nurse fees.
- Quality Assurance: Midwives must continue to meet their QA requirements.
- Current Recognition Status of Midwifery Education Programs: existing program recognition carries over to BCCNM.
- Complaints investigations: All open investigations have been transferred to BCCNM.
- Practice consultation: Practice consultation for midwifery, as well as the four nursing designations, continues to be available.
- Contacting us: All legacy email addresses will be automatically forwarded to the new college.
Questions or comments?
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