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Major Shakeup in Regulation of Health Professionals Proposed in B.C. to Improve Patient Safety

November 28, 2019
by CBC News

Patients in British Columbia could soon know about every single action taken by professional colleges in response to complaints about health-care workers, rather than just a select few.

That’s just one in a substantial list of proposals for reforming B.C.’s system for regulating health professionals, released by a cross-party government committee on Wednesday morning.

The committee is recommending reducing the number of regulatory colleges in B.C. from 20 to five, revamping the makeup of college boards, making the complaint process more transparent and creating a new oversight body that would perform routine audits and systemic reviews of the colleges.

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