The new independent health care regulator has been established to protect consumers and help ensure they are getting quality care at reasonable prices.
But it’s also an opportunity for the provinces and territories to make changes, including expanding the scope of independent reviews.
The BC government will review the existing regulator in July.
The independent health review process requires health care providers to submit their case studies to the regulator.
It also requires providers to provide independent analysis on the outcomes of their patients and care.
BC Health and Wellness has a range of independent health services including dental, vision, prescription, and rehabilitation services.
There are also a variety of social work services and mental health and addiction services.
Independent review of health care facilities is critical to the health system.
Health officials say it helps ensure patients and providers are getting the right care and that patients are treated appropriately.
A patient may need to receive multiple treatments, some of which are not covered under a patient’s existing insurance plan.
Independent reviews of health providers can help identify where there is need for further review.
Health Minister Terry Lake has said that independent review is key to ensuring that the system can meet the needs of people who have health care needs.
“We know that there are a lot of health systems across this province that are failing people who are not insured and vulnerable,” Lake said.
“So we have to be very careful when we look at what’s happening.”
The independent review will take place within six months of the beginning of the new regulator.
A spokesperson for the BC Liberal government says the regulator will be transparent and objective, and will be the “last place in the province to see any of our decisions.”
The BC Liberal Party, which is supporting the new independent review, says the review will be a “fair and impartial” review.
“The independent review process will ensure that patients, providers and the health and well-being of people are protected and met at the lowest possible cost,” spokesperson Chris Wood said in a statement.
“While this is a very challenging and time-consuming process, we are confident the process will provide for a fair and transparent outcome for patients, their providers, the province and all Albertans.”