OTHER RELEVANT LEGISLATION

A number of other statutes impact the practice of podiatric medicine in B.C. Reporting requirements under the Health Professions Act are included here. The list is not exhaustive.
 

ABOUT CONSENT

CONSENT TO TREATMENT

Age of Majority Act – s. 1:  Age of majority in BC
Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act – various re consent
Infants Act – s. 17: Consent of infant to medical treatment

 

DUTIES TO MAKE A REPORT

AUTOMATICALLY / ON OWN INITIATIVE

Child, Family & Community Services Act – s. 14: Duty to report need for protection
Coroners Act – s. 2: Deaths that must be reported
Criminal Records Review Act – s. 17: Duty to report new convictions or outstanding charges
Gunshot and Stab Disclosure Act – s. 2: Mandatory disclosure of treatment of gunshot or stab wound
Health Professions Act: – ss. 32.2 – 32.4: Duties to report a registrant

TO ANOTHER AGENCY, ON REQUEST

Criminal Injury Compensation Act – s. 19: Reports of treating practitioners
Public Health Act – s. 29, s. 32: Information pertaining to a infectious agents & health hazards
Public Health Act – s. 57: Reports required in an emergency
Workers Compensation Act – s. 56: Reports of treating practitioners

 

OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

PROVINCIAL / B.C.

Adult Guardianship Act – various
Evidence Act – s. 10 & 11: Evidence of experts
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act – information access and privacy rights
Hospital Act – various
Medicare Protection Act – various
Personal Information Protection Act – various, re registrant obligations to patients and personnel
Pharmaceutical Services Act – various
Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act – various
Public Health Act: – s. 15: Duty to not cause a health hazard
Workers Compensation Act – s. 56: Duty to assist patient with claim at no charge

FEDERAL

Canada Health Act – various
Controlled Substances Act – various
Food and Drugs Act – various