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Alberta Nurse Practitioners Authorized to Provide Medical Assistance in Dying

January 10, 2017

(Edmonton Journal) – Nurse practitioners are registered nurses, with graduate education, who can order and interpret screening and diagnostic tests, perform procedures and prescribe medications and therapeutic interventions. There are 450 nurse practitioners in Alberta. The provincial cabinet approved last week the Medical Assistance in Dying Standards of Practice for Nurse Practitioners as standards of practice for CARNA. The regulations were developed in collaboration with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and the Alberta College of Pharmacists.

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