Policy Statements

Categories

Health Policy
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...

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...
October 1, 2013

Doctors of BC welcomes building a collaborative relationship with nurse practitioners (NPs) as part of a multidisciplinary approach to the provision of health care in BC.

To ensure the optimal integration of NPs in BCs health care system, the Doctors of BC recommends:

Collaborative...