Professional Regulation in BC

On March 8, 2018 the Minister of Health (the Minister), the Honourable Adrian Dix, exercised his authority under the Health Professions Act (HPA) to initiate an inquiry into the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC). This resulted in a report, An Inquiry into the Performance of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and the Health Professions Act (the report), released on April 11, 2019. More information on the Inquiry can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/professional-regulation.

Part Two of the report contains suggestions regarding possible improvements to the overall health profession regulatory framework in British Columbia (BC). A Steering Committee, composed of the Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, Mr. Norm Letnick, health critic for the official Opposition and Ms. Sonia Furstenau, health critic and house leader for the BC Green Party caucus, is aware of evolving public expectations related to professional regulation, as well as the complexity and potential impact of reform across the health sector. Public consultation and expert guidance are required to develop a model that is appropriate to BC.

If you interested in providing input on the modernization of the health profession regulatory framework, we encourage you to provide written input prior to June 14, 2019 to this email address: PROREGADMIN@gov.bc.ca.