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Survey Respondent, Regulating Health Professions

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Open to Patient partners across the province

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Share your input in this brief survey as the province looks to modernize health professions. A steering committee with representatives from all three parties in the BC legislature has worked together on a proposal to modernize the province’s health professions regulatory system, with a focus on increasing transparency and patient safety.

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and his steering committee colleagues Norm Letnick, health critic of the official Opposition, and Sonia Furstenau, health critic and house leader of the third party, are seeking public input on their proposal, “Modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework: A paper for consultation proposal.”

The proposed changed would:

  • Ensure regulatory colleges put the public interest and patient safety ahead of professional interests;
  • Improve effectiveness of regulatory college boards and ensure boards are composed of members appointed based on merit and competence;
  • Reduce the number of regularly colleges from 20 to five to improve efficiency and support for all regulated professions (no professions will stop being regulated);
  • Make it easier for new professions to become regulated; and
  • Simplify and increase transparency in the public complaints and professional disciplinary process

Level of Engagement: This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Learn about health profession regulations and read the proposal to modernize the province’s health professions here.

The consultation paper is available here.

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Shannon Griffin

Leader, Patient and Family Centred Care in Fraser Health

Shannon Griffin

Recently, a PVN Patient Advisor asked healthcare partners, “What are we learning from patients, families, and others thus far during this pandemic?”. This is an excellent question and one to ask ourselves daily.