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.
"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay nor an offence for which people should be penalised. but a misfortune. The cost of which should be shared by the commmunity. " ~Aneuryn Bevan. Founder of the NHS
"I felt that no boy should have to depend either for his leg or his life upon the ability of his parents to raise enough money to bring a first-class surgeon to his bedside."
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