New provincial website – strengthening the quality framework

Strengthening the quality framework

The Physician Quality Assurance Steering Committee (PQASC) is a provincial collaborating committee with representatives from the health authorities, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the Ministry of Health, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and Doctors of BC. The PQASC provides oversight for a suite of provincial projects focused on:

  • credentialing and granting of privileges at health authority facilities
  • physician performance enhancement

These initiatives will provide a renewed foundation of rigorous standards for health-care professionals, which will support quality assurance and patient safety programs. Dr. Doug Cochrane’s 2011 reports re-focused the medical profession on the continued need for systems and processes to demonstrate its commitment to strive for high professional standards.

For more details about the projects, visit the new website.