On September 30, 2022, eleven BC health profession regulatory colleges adopted an Indigenous cultural safety, humility and anti-racism practice standard. The standard sets clear expectations for how registrants are to provide culturally safe and anti-racist care for Indigenous clients and patients. In February 2023, ten of these colleges circulated a survey to their registrants. With input obtained from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous respondents we were better able to interpret the self-reports and understand the areas upon which clear focus is required.
This week the Minister of Health and the Provincial Health Officer announced their plans to protect communities during the upcoming respiratory illness season which include