Human Resources Legislative Update
Nursing Act Amendment Comes into Force January, 2014
Date: October 7, 2013
Effective January 1, 2014, section 4.5 of the Nursing Act, 1991 will come into force, adding “dispensing a drug” to the list of authorized acts a member, other than a member described in section 5.1 of the Act (“certain authorized nurses”), is conditionally authorized to perform in the course of engaging in the practice of nursing.
The amendment to section 4.5 is mandated by section 18(2) of the Regulated Health Professions Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009. The proclamation may be viewed here.