Continuous quality improvement
The College assesses and continues to improve its regulatory and governance processes with clear, measurable outcomes.
- All board members and many committee members receive training in implicit bias, trauma-informed practice and administrative fairness.
- A new open call process for committee members will ensure that selection is fair and transparent, where applicants are chosen based on their professional background, education and training, lived experience, and alignment with identified competencies.
Cultural safety and humility
The College addresses Indigenous-specific systemic racism by embedding cultural safety and humility into its regulatory processes, daily operations, governance structures and standards expected of registrants.
- The Board will renew its commitment to cultural safety and humility at its annual retreat and report on the progress made to the First Nations Health Authority since signing the Declaration of Commitment in 2017.
- Conduct a critical review of the complaints process to identify opportunities to make it safer and more accessible to Indigenous Peoples.
- Create a new identity for the College, including a new graphic emblem (logo), which reflects our current-day values of accessibility and inclusivity.
The College is agile and able to change as necessary in response to external forces and future context. The College uses data to make informed strategic decisions about change in order to enhance its regulatory impact.
- Potentially unsafe prescribing practices will be assessed and addressed through a new provincial prescription review monitoring program, with funding committed this year from the Ministry of Health.
The College shares information and consults widely with the public, health partners and registrants on matters of mutual interest and importance.
- Engage with registrants, health partners, Ministry of Health and members of the public to ensure practice standards and guidelines are relevant, current and easy to operationalize.
- Continue to take a lead role in supporting the BC Public Advisory Network to ensure this forum for obtaining public feedback on regulatory topics remains valuable and sustainable.
- Transition the College’s existing in-person educational workshops to online modules to broaden reach to registrants across the province and provide enduring flexibility in course format and content.