BC PUBLIC ADVISORY NETWORK

BRING YOUR VOICE TO HEALTH CARE REGULATION IN BC

 

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Who We Are

The BC Public Advisory Network (BC-PAN) brings the public voice and perspective to multiple health regulators in the province. Health regulators have a shared mandate to serve and protect the public by ensuring regulated health-care professionals are qualified and provide safe and ethical care. 

The health regulators involved in the BC-PAN include the:

  • BC College of Nurses and Midwives
  • College of Chiropractors of BC
  • College of Dental Surgeons of BC
  • College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • College of Occupational Therapists of BC
  • College of Opticians of BC
  • College of Pharmacists of BC
  • College of Physical Therapists of BC
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • College of Psychologists of BC
  • College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC

Purpose 

The goal of the BC-PAN is to encourage more comprehensive and meaningful public engagement on important issues related to health-care regulation in BC. The public advisors are asked to provide their feedback on a variety of topics to help guide professional standards and policies, strategic priorities, and communications directed at the public. 

Read the Terms of Reference

Public Advisors

Currently, there are sixteen public advisors involved with the BC-PAN. The public advisors have varying levels of experience interacting with health-care professionals and were selected to represent the diversity of the BC population. 

Meetings

BC-PAN recently completed its pilot phase and is now in its first year of operation, inclusive of three virtual meetings which are run by an external facilitator. 

Read the Pilot Phase Summary Report

Joining the BC-PAN

The BC-PAN is currently accepting new members. If you are interested, please apply here.