Meetings with Ministry of Health

The BCCPA meets every four to six weeks with the Ministry of Health to discuss a range of issues facing BC’s continuing care sector. Here are a few of the topics discussed since my last report.

  1. 16843310-mmmain1. Funding lifts – cost pressures – transparency & consistent approach
  2. 2. Hiring of Former Health Authority Staff – new restrictions
  3. 3. Wheelchair Entitlement Policy
  4. 4. BC Continuing Care Collaborative
  5. 5. Private Live-in Home Care – Employment Standards Ruling – impact on services & seniors
  6. 6. Seniors Care for a Change – one year update released
  7. 7. Province-Wide Emergency Response Planning i.e. fire, earthquake, flood, poor air quality
  8. 8. BCCPA White Paper in response to MoH policy papers
  9. 9. Ceiling Lifts – WorkSafe BC orders
  10. 10. Provincial Hospice Commitment – 20,000 spaces
  11. 11. Medical records retention – impact on space allocation within a care setting
  12. 12. Site by site financial audit requirements from health authorities