As recently approved by the Board, the College filed amendments to the Fee Schedules under the HPA Bylaws with the Ministry of Health, in accordance with the College’s 2020/2021 budget.
Due to the unforeseen onset of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the College Board approved extending the implementation plan timeline to adopt the Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Sterile Preparations from May 2021 to July 2022.
On September 16, 2020, Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a public health order authorizing BC’s Registered Nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) to prescribe opioid agonist treatment (OAT) as part of the province’s continued effort to combat the overdose crisis.
In the past week, British Columbia has seen a surge of more than 150 wildfires across the province.
BC’s Health Regulators were disturbed to learn today of allegations of a racist “game” being played in BC emergency rooms. Staff in one or more ERs are said to be playing a “game” involving guessing the blood alcohol content of patients coming into the ER for help, in particular Indigenous patients