policy

September 10, 2020

Doctors of BC is looking for physicians interested in developing policy on issues related to decriminalization and pharmaceutical alternatives (safe supply) to street drugs. The new Project Working Group on Decriminalization, Safe Supply, and Addiction Care will work under the guidance of the...

September 8, 2020

The range and volume of personal health data collected and accessible through a variety of sources, including administrative claims, mobile devices, social media, and electronic medical record systems (EMRs), is rapidly growing. There is widespread agreement that EMR data is valuable for...

Change to influenza policy
December 6, 2019

The Provincial Influenza Prevention Policy requires that medical staff and other health care providers and contractors in publicly-funded facilities are either immunized or wear a mask when in patient care areas during the flu season. Under the policy introduced in 2012, failure to do this could...

November 9, 2017

In September 2017, the BC government launched a consultation process to seek feedback on the upcoming regulatory framework for non-medicinal cannabis. Doctors of BC provided its feedback through its Submission to the Government of British Columbia on Cannabis Regulation.

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July 10, 2017

Doctors of BC believes any Health Information Management & Technology (Health IM/IT) system introduced in BC must: 

Support quality care and enable clinical excellence. Support the one patient, one record principle.  Ensure the physician voice is considered early and often on all IM/IT...