Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nurse practitioners can now provide assisted death in Ontario

Nurse practitioners can now provide assisted death in Ontario

Nurse practitioners in Ontario can now provide medical assistance in death after the provincial government expanded their authorities, allowing them to prescribe controlled drugs and substances.
Changes to the prescribing authority of nurse practitioners were announced by the provincial government on Wednesday. The changes took effect after the province amended the College of Nurses of Ontario regulations. In order to prescribe controlled drugs and substances, nurse practitioners will be required to complete additional education.

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