President's Report - Winter 2015

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Dear Members,

The year is quickly coming to a close and I wish all of our members a joyous holiday season.

As your new President, the first thing I would like to do is recognize Shauna Ryall for all of the time and dedication she has put into her tenure as CTABC President and Provincial Director over the past several years. Shauna has been an important contributor in our quest for a provincially legislated regulatory college and a strong voice for BC within the CSCT. I wish her the best going forward.

We are currently experiencing a minor 2-3 month timing setback in the progress of the designation of our provincially legislated regulatory college. The provincial government has requested an additional round of stakeholder input to allow other groups a voice in determining any potential conflicts or issues with the formation of our college. A recent College of Diagnostic Technologists and Health Professionals (CDTHP) meeting was held in late November to discuss how best to respond to any feedback generated through the review process. As a result, we have now scheduled an information session with representatives of the provincial government to sit down with front-line members of our respective professions to discuss the issues and risks present within the current working environment. This meeting will take place in early to mid-January. After a brief communication with the Health Ministry, we are still confident that everything is moving forward as planned.

I will also be attending the upcoming semi-annual HSA Professional Association Meeting in early December to discuss the status of all member associations and any respective issues they may be experiencing or have resolved. They are always very interested to hear about the progress of our consortium’s quest for a regulatory college.

Please mark June 4 on your calendar as the 2016 CTABC annual general meeting will be taking place. I’d like to thank our members in Nanaimo for taking on the responsibility of hosting this year’s AGM. I’m sure we’ll have another exceptional slate of speakers scheduled for our educational session. Please consider participating. You will qualify for eight CEUs for attending the entire day.

Regards,

Sean Freeze
CTABC President