The Board of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals on May 4, 2020, decided to begin the process of withdrawing recognition of Canadian Health Care Academy (CHCA)'s practical nursing education programs. CHCA has had opportunities to correct and address deficiencies in its programs but has failed to do so. The Board believes these deficiencies pose an imminent and future risk of harm to the public.
In accordance with the requirements of the Health Professions Act, BCCNP has posted notice of a proposed bylaw amendment reflecting the Board's decision. Notice has also been given to the Minister of Health and all other health profession regulatory colleges, as required by the Act. The notice period will be three months. Stakeholders and the public may submit their feedback on the proposed amendment to BCCNP and the Minister of Health.
Once the notice period closes, BCCNP and the Minister of Health will review and consider any feedback received from stakeholders and the public. The Board will meet again to make a final decision on the proposed bylaw amendment. If the Board's final decision is to approve the bylaw amendment, the amendment would then be formally submitted for filing with the Minister of Health, as required by the Act.
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