Health Policy

Physician Assistants

October 1, 2013

Doctors of BC supports the establishment and deployment of physician assistants (PAs) in British Columbia.

To ensure the optimal integration of PAs into BCs health care system, the Doctors of BC recommends:

  • PAs be recognized by the provincial government as a regulated profession, with regulatory oversight by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
  • Accessible, affordable, and adequate liability coverage be made available to and required of all PAs.
  • The provincial government explore stable funding options for PAs.

For more information, including background, analysis and references, please see the full policy statement.