“I think this was an unusual process, but an unusually successful process,” said Dix. “I would like to say that this report is our report collectively, and that our team here has worked well together.”
Letnick was pleased with how the process between the parties went, however, he remarked some colleges are already concerned about what the proposed reform would mean for them.
“We have a number of small colleges in our province, and they’re having some trouble. They would be I guess the first to say that some of them are having struggles, and they are in some cases, joining other colleges as we speak.” – Norm Letnick, Opposition Health Critic
The proposal was a direct result of last year’s Cayton Report, in which independent healthcare expert, Harry Cayton, urged the B.C. government to replace the Health Professions Act and the college system.
B.C. residents are now being asked to take part in an online survey on the government’s website during the consultation period, which runs through January 10th of 2020. You can take the survey at feedback.engage.gov.bc.ca.