Policy Statements

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Health Policy
January 5, 2017

Professional autonomy of physicians is integral to the provision of patient care and to a well-functioning health care system. Professional autonomy means physicians can exercise professional judgment to make care decisions that best meet the needs of patients and it enables them to engage and...

April 26, 2016

In December 2014, an on duty physician was violently assaulted by a psychiatric patient at BC’s Penticton Regional Hospital. Alarmingly, this is just one example of numerous incidents where physicians have been assaulted at a healthcare setting in BC. Indeed, all health care providers, including...

September 9, 2015

With the introduction of direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTC GT) services in Canada, Doctors of BC has developed a policy statement. DTC GT refers to testing sold directly to consumers without the involvement of health professionals. After paying a subsidized fee and saliva sample, consumers...

January 6, 2015

Doctors of BC has developed a policy statement on telemedicine in primary care in order to provide direction to policy makers on the physician perspective on the use of these services. Doctors of BC has chosen to address telemedicine in the primary care setting only at this stage given that the...

January 19, 2014

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” This quote from Henry Ford could have been our driver for developing a policy paper that supports the development of collaborative and constructive partnerships between physicians, the Ministry of Health...