NPs Prescribing Cosmetics

Nurse Practitioners (NP) in Saskatchewan can prescribe bioactive agents and medical fillers for cosmetic purposes when:

  • the patient condition for which they are prescribing the agents fall within the individual NP common medical disorders;and,
  • the NP has the knowledge, skills and competence to safely assess, treat, prescribe and/or administer the product in accordance with bylaws, standards and competencies and federal legislation.

NPs work within a collaborative team of physicians, Registered Nurses (RN) and other health care providers to implement the nursing process including assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation. Recognition of practice is required for NPs who practice in the most responsible practitioner role. Contact for further information.

Providing cosmetic services and procedures has evolved over the past several years and includes unique liability risks that NPs should understand prior to engaging in this area of practice. It is strongly recommended that NPs contact the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) to discuss liability risks associated with cosmetic nursing.

This nursing practice update replaces the former CRNS October 13, 2020, nursing practice update.

Questions? Contact an CRNS Practice Advisor by phone at 1.800.667.9945 or 306.359.4227, or by email at

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