College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

The College welcomes government’s proposed reforms to regulatory framework

November 27, 2019

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health outlined a bold proposal for modernizing B.C.’s health regulatory framework. This proposal came in response to recommendations made by Mr. Harry Cayton in his report, An Inquiry into the College of Dental Surgeons and the Health Professions Act, which was released in April 2019.

We welcome today’s announcement; government’s bold and innovative proposal to overhaul health profession regulation puts the focus exactly where it should be: on protecting the public.

We commend the Steering Committee for their foresight and leadership, and for their work to depoliticize health profession regulation in the public interest. We look forward to participating in government’s consultation process, and we are committed to working together to bring their vision to life.