Under section 13 of the Medicare Protection Act, Registered Nurses (Certified) (RN(C)s) are eligible to obtain a Medical Services Plan practitioner number when they have obtained both registration as a registered nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and certification in one or more of three certified practice categories. Specific activities performed by RN(C)s require certification as described in the CRNBC Scope of Practice For Registered Nurses: Standards, Limits and Conditions.
Enrollment status is contingent upon continued practicing registration with the College and maintenance of certified practice status. The registered nurse (certified) must notify Health Insurance BC in cases where registration is suspended under professional conduct review or of any changes in contact information.
Note: RN(C)s should consult with their employer first before enrolling. A registered nurse or a nurse practitioner with an existing MSP practitioner number, who becomes certified as an RN(C) and is practising as an RN(C) needs to apply for a second practitioner number to in order to perform the RN(C) laboratory test referral services.
Fill out the RN(C) enrollment form below. Print, sign and mail it, with the required supporting documentation to Health Insurance BC (address on bottom of form). You must attach a copy of your CRNBC Nurse Verification form available from the CRNBC website.
Health Insurance BC will send written confirmation to you by mail to advise you of your MSP practitioner number.
Please advise Health Insurance BC of any changes to your address or telephone number, so that your practitioner file can be updated accordingly. Timely notification of changes ensures that you obtain accurate information and efficient service. You should also notify the CRNBC of your address change at the same time.