December 2013 — Not renewed


Time is Running Out! RENEW NOW!

There are only 29 days left to renew your registration. If you've already renewed your registration, thank you! If you haven't yet, don't wait until the last minute. Avoid late fees and the consequences of practising without a current registration. Please note that access to the Registration Renewal page will be down from 10:00-10:30 a.m. on December 10, 2013.

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Did You know? Changes to Criminal Records

Last month we looked at administering vaccinations. Let's tackle a different nursing activity — nasogastric tubes.

Changes to the Criminal Records Review Act allow you to share your results with other organizations. CLPNBC no longer accepts criminal record check consent forms and fees.

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WANTED: Committee Member Volunteer Opportunity

Are you the right fit? The College is looking for a committed and interested LPN to join the Standards of Education Committee.

Give us your feedback on the draft practice standard, Duty to Report. The more feedback you give us, the clearer the requirements for your practice will be.

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Announcements & Acknowledgements

Nurses as Guarantors

The new BC Government Gender Policy took effect mid-November 2013. It identifies LPNs as one of the possible guarantors for individuals who wish to change their gender in provincial accounts such as BC Driver’s Licences, BC Identification cards, the Medical Services Plan, and on BC Services Cards. The policy allows residents to change their sex designation with a letter from a physician or a psychologist without having to go through gender reassignment surgery.

For forms and for more information, please visit

College Holiday Hours

'Tis the season to be merry! College staff will also be joining their families and friends for this festive time of the year. Please familiarize yourself with our Holiday hours.

Professional Conduct Decisions

The 2013 summary decisions are now available. View them here.

Special thanks to the following for the photos used in this issue: