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​​​​​​​​​CDSBC Action Plan to Address the Cayton Report

Revised September 29, 2021

On May 13, 2019, CDSBC's Board submitted an Action Plan to BC's Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, in response to his Directive under section 18.2 of the Health Professions Act. The Action Plan, and the Directive, came from Part 1 of a report by Mr. Harry Cayton, an internationally recognized expert in professional regulation.

CDSBC's Action Plan addressed the 21 recommendations and 11 unmet Standards of Good Regulation described in the Cayton Report. Although the proposed timeframe was adjusted to meet Ministerial deadlines and to address the global pandemic, CDSBC made incredible strides to implement the plan and reported to the Board and Ministry on its progress.

The Action Plan reflects CDSBC's commitment to the safety of patients and the public, and to strong governance, transparency and accountability. By implementing the plan, CDSBC has improved its regulatory performance, developed and strengthened internal and external relationships, shifted attitudes and culture, and renewed its focus on patient safety.

Action Plan Completion

In September 2021, CDSBC submitted a letter to the Minister of Health confirming completion of the Action Plan. The letter highlights CDSBC's accomplishments through the implementation of action items and demonstrates how completion of the plan has put the organization in an optimal position to move forward with modernization.​ Outcomes of Action Plan completion were outlined and included alongside the letter to the minister. Review the Summary of Action Plan Outcomes ​>>

Read CDSBC's Action Plan Completion Letter​

Looking Forward: Pursuing Modernization

The completion of CDSBC'S Action Plan concludes a period of regulatory transformation and we are celebrating a renewed focus on patient safety through these improvements in governance, transparency and accountability.

Although we have built the framework required to address all items outlined in our Action Plan, our work in this area will continue indefinitely: the regulatory landscape will continue to evolve, and regulatory modernization efforts are ramping up at the provincial level. Regardless of what comes next, our promise is that, above all else, we will ensure public safety remains at the forefront of every decision we make.

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