Independent BC MLA John Rustad (file photo)


Western Standard

February 10, 2023

Independent Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad introduced a petition in the legislature asking the BC government to repeal Bill 36, which was passed in November last year amid widespread controversy.

Also known as the Health Professions and Occupations Act, Bill 36 will further consolidate the various healthcare-related colleges under a more collective framework, fundamentally changing how colleges function.

Calling it “groundbreaking legislation,” the province says Bill 36 will streamline the process to regulate new health professions, provide stronger oversight, and provide more consistent discipline across the professions.

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