LPNABC Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Health

LPNABC submitted a consultation supporting LPNs in BC response:

The all-party Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking information on how to ensure the quality and sustainability of our province’s health care system. The Committee previously held public consultations in 2014-2015 and is inviting new input in response to the following questions:
• How can we improve health and health care services in rural British Columbia? What long-term solutions can address the challenges of recruitment and retention of health care professionals in
rural British Columbia?
• How can we create a cost-effective system of primary and community care built around
interdisciplinary teams?
• How can we enhance the effectiveness of addiction recovery programs?

LPNABC Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Health – July 29 2016


LPNABC is proud to announce that CLPNBC has agreed to merge with other nursing regulatory bodies into one nursing regulatory college.  LPNABC has been a strong advocate for LPNs to be recognized as nurses and are partners within the nursing family as one profession.  This is a wonderful movement forward for LPNs to be part of the merger which was announced by CRNBC & CRPNBC in March 2016.

LPNABC in concert with BC Coalition of Nursing Associations has written the colleges and provided consultation to Minister of Health.  The strength in having one nursing regulatory body in BC with well formed nursing associations will serve the public and the nursing profession better through collaboration and in consultation between the two entities.

LPNABC main strategic plan was to advocate for the full optimization and utilization of the LPNs within the nursing family through clarity of the profession and how LPNs can work alongside the RN, RPN and NP using the full scope of practice.  We feel that this will best be served by having common language that is key for health care professionals to best serve the public.

Thank you to all involved in making the right choice and being a collaborative team for nursing in BC.

Please see the announcements:

CLPNBC: www.clpnbc.org/About-CLPNBC/News-Events/The-Future-of-CLPNBC

CRNBC: crnbc.ca/crnbc/Announcements/2016/Pages/new college

CRPNBC: www.crpnbc.ca/

Business Case Report: crnbc.ca/crnbc/Announcements/2016/Documents/NewCollege