A new piece of British Columbia health-care legislation is causing great concern for some medical professionals, especially those who have acknowledged that the province’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine mandates directed at unjabbed health-care workers have exacerbated the province’s short-staffed and overwhelmed healthcare system.
Bill 36, the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA), will officially replace the Health Professions Act and make sweeping changes that will soon affect over 100,000 of the province’s regulated health-care workers and how their licenses to practice are managed and governed.
While vaccine mandates still prevent thousands of vaccine-free medical professionals from helping save lives in certain health-care settings — such as hospitals — unvaccinated regulated professionals and those in private clinics narrowly escaped vaccine mandates earlier this year after the province’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, suddenly backpedalled from her threat to mandate their industry.
While it isn’t certain what made the unelected health lord switch gears on professionals like chiropractors, optometrists, and naturopaths, it is clear that the passing of Bill 36 makes implementation of such political health policies a lot easier to move ahead with.
In fact, it could mean that a public health officer wouldn’t have to mandate vaccines for any illness they see fit because the BC NDP government could make vaccinations of their choosing a requirement for medical professionals to be licensed to practice.
As reported by the Epoch Times, Health Minister Adrian Dix, who has seen emergency rooms close and ambulance response times slow down due to staffing shortages instead of recommending unvaccinated medical professionals get back to work, plans to condense the over 15 regulating licensing health colleges, typically self-governed by medical professionals, into just six, all governed by political forces like himself.
Adding to the medical madness is the missed opportunity the province’s new premier, David Eby, has taken by failing to immediately help B.C.’s crumbling health-care system.
Eby and Dix recently announced, that the province will be recruiting foreign doctors and “tripling the number of seats” for them to partake in the program that gets one ready to practice in Canada yet said nothing about a timeline for when British Columbians can expect care from healthy and qualified physicians already in the province but forbidden to work due to denying vaccine mandates.
In today's report, we hear from Corinne Mori, a former ER nurse no longer caring for patients due to mandates, about why she and the nurses she’s in touch with are taking action and calling for the public to email their MLA to inform them that they oppose this law.
Mori also discusses the severity of punishment there will be for medical professionals still permitted to care, for now, should any of them break this new law.
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