Scope of Practice: Standards, Limits and Conditions

CLPNBC’s Scope of Practice is based on the Regulation and sets out the activities that LPNs are educated and authorized to perform if employer policy permits it, and if the LPN has the competence.

In December 2015, the BC government signed into law a revised Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation. CLPNBC has developed standards, limits and conditions to complement the Regulation and is beginning a gradual implementation by working collaboratively with LPNs, employers, educators and others.

What you need to know

  • Implementation of new standards, limits and conditions will be gradual
  • LPN practice will not change until employers have appropriate policies in place
  • Employers will need time to determine what changes will take place in their organization and when those changes will happen
  • CLPNBC will continue to work closely with LPNs, employers and others about how to apply the standards, limits and conditions in the workplace
  • You can stay up-to-date by reading LPN Connect and checking our website
  • Contact CLPNBC if you are an LPN who is carrying out activities that are not included in CLPNBC's Scope of Practice