Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
    British Columbia
  • Organisation
    College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    2255 Arbutus Street

    Location Address
    2255 Arbutus Street

  • Phone
    +1 604 736 7331
  • Fax
    +1 604 738 2272
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Cynthia Johansen
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    Nursing in British Columbia has been a self-regulating profession since 1918. Under provincial legislation (Health Professions Act), it is the duty of CRNBC to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed graduate nurses. CRNBC sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes, monitors and enforces standards of nursing practice, and assures that nurses practice safely, ethically and competently through initial and annual registration. To help nurses carry out this mandate of public protection, CRNBC provides a full range of activities to promote good practice, prevent poor practice and intervene when practice is unacceptable. (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Canada's publicly funded health care system is best described as an interlocking set of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. Known to Canadians as "medicare", the system provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.

    The federal government, the ten provinces, and the three territories have key roles to play in the health care system in Canada. Health Canada's mandate is to help Canadians maintain and improve their health. Among other activities, Health Canada's responsibilities for health care include setting and administering national principles for the health care system through the Canada Health Act and delivering health care services to specific groups (e.g., First Nations and Inuit).

    Working in partnership with provinces and territories, Health Canada also supports the health care system through initiatives in areas such as health human resources planning, adoption of new technologies and primary health care delivery. (accessed on 23.04.2009).

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