Controls on LPN Practice

Government, CLPNBC, employers and LPNs work together to ensure the public receives safe, competent and ethical care by placing specific controls or boundaries on LPN practice.


Beginning at the base of the pyramid, each control narrows LPN practice.

GOVERNMENT develops the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation, which provides the foundation of LPN practice in BC.

CLPNBC develops standards, limits and conditions, which complement the Regulation and further define the LPN scope of practice.

EMPLOYERS develop policies to explain what LPNs can do in their specific workplace.

LPNs are ultimately responsible and accountable for ensuring their own competence to carry out an activity.