Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Palliative Care Facilitated Access Program renewal reminder

Don’t forget to renew for the Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) program – the deadline will sneak up on you. 

If you were approved for initial entry in the PCFA program in any month of 2021, you will still need to renew in February 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 your application on your behalf to the PCFA program.

Renewal application reminder
Renewal applications are due in February, 2022. Please submit to RNAO by Jan. 24, 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 through Please note, you must also renew in February.

For more information about the NP PCFA prescriber list, please contact us using this form. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact policy analyst Brenda Stade at

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