Author Archives: Gabriel McCay

CSHBC News /
2021 CSHBC Board election results confirmed

Voting for the 2021 College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia Board election is now closed and official results have been confirmed. Four candidates were elected or re-elected to the CSHBC Board under section 5 of the College Bylaws. For the audiology profession: Christine Harrison, RAUD Elected by acclamation For the hearing […]

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CSHBC publishes 2020 Annual Report and Financial Statements

CSHBC has published the College’s 2020 Annual Report and Financial statements: View the 2020 CSHBC Annual Report (PDF) View the 2020 CSHBC Financial Statements (PDF) The Annual Report provides a comprehensive look back at highlights of CSHBC’s 2020/2021 fiscal year and includes information about developments in the first half of 2021. The report consists of: […]

Notice to the Professions /
WorkSafeBC soon to accept digital signatures

As of September 2021, WorkSafeBC will accept digital signatures from injured workers to authorize the release of relevant medical records from their treatment providers. Workers will have the option of entering a digital signature on their Worker’s Authorization for Release of Personal Information form (Form 69W1) and then uploading the form directly to their claim […]

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Mandatory Vaccination for Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living Workers, Including Health Care Providers and Volunteers

On August 12, 2021, the Provincial Health Office announced that, to address recent breakthrough COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities, it is mandatory for all health care workers in care homes and assisted living facilities to be fully vaccinated by October 12, 2021. Until that time, all unvaccinated staff must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

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Statement on Indigenous Racism in BC health care

As a health profession regulator, CSHBC recognizes that over 100 years of abuse of Indigenous children in residential schools in Canada has caused deep vulnerabilities in social determinants of health for Indigenous peoples today. Further, the In Plain Sight report released last year detailed findings of ongoing, widespread systemic racism against Indigenous peoples in the B.C. health care […]

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New health measures to contain COVID-19 outbreak in Central Okanagan

Interior Health (IH) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the central Okanagan due to significant increases in COVID-19 transmission and is announcing measures to contain the outbreak.  On July 29, 2021, Interior Health placed a regional mandatory mask order for all public indoor spaces, including health care offices, in the central Okanagan communities of Peachland, […]

Notice to the Professions /
Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan comes into effect on July 1, 2021

Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan comes into effect on July 1, 2021. In anticipation of this, WorkSafeBC has released information designed to assist employers with this important transition, available in full, here. Registrants may find the Frequently Asked Questions section helpful to better understand communicable disease prevention and how to keep workplaces healthy and safe as we move […]

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Ministry of Health online survey to collect allied health data – Request for CSHBC participants

As part of the BC Allied Health Provincial Consultation process, the Ministry of Health has developed an online survey to collect allied health data in seven key areas of focus: identity and recognition workforce and practice optimization leadership education and training recruitment retention partnerships and collaboration The Ministry has developed a comprehensive survey targeting the […]