Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Last call: Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) renewal applications due March 25, 2022

The PCFA program allows eligible NPs to independently prescribe high-strength, long-acting opioids for those receiving palliative care services. RNAO is happy to process members’ and non-members’ applications to the PCFA program.

Please submit your renewal application to RNAO by March 25, 2022 to allow time for processing. You can view the eligibility criteria for renewal and submit your renewal at

Initial application 
NPs applying for the first time can view the initial eligibility requirements and register as PCFA prescribers at any time by visiting

For more information about the NP PCFA prescriber list, please contact RNAO via the online form
If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact policy analyst Brenda Stade at

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