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April 1, 2020

01-April-2020 – COVID-19 Ethics Analysis – Health Care Workers Duty to Care

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/duty_to_care_during_covid_march_28_2020.pdf

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March 31, 2020

31-March-2020 – Provincial Health Officer Letter to Family and Social Supports Stakeholders

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/covid-19/pho_letter_to_social_sectors_march18_2020.pdf

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March 29, 2020

29-March-2020 – BC Ministerial Order Enables Broader Use of Tech in COVID-19 Response

A new ministerial order under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) enables the broader use of communications tools for health-care workers and other public-sector staff who…

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March 29, 2020

29-March-2020 – Registrants/Licensees from other Jurisdictions seeking to provide Electronic Social Work Services to clients in British Columbia

Temporary Registration information found here: http://www.bccollegeofsocialworkers.ca/application-information/registration-categories/temporary-registration/

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March 27, 2020

27-March-2020 – BC List of Essential Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0020-000568

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March 27, 2020

27-March-2020 – Provincial Health Officer – Long Term Care Facility Staff Movement Limitation

British Columbia Provincial Health Officer message on Long Term Care Facility Staff Movement Limitation. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/reports-publications/covid-19-pho-order-movement-health-care-staff.pdf

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March 25, 2020

25-March-2020 – Temporary Measures: Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)

Until April 24th, 2020, social workers will be included as mental health professionals along with psychologists for all PSHCP members and eligible dependents. For further information visit Government of Canada…

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March 25, 2020

25-March-2020 – Ministry of Child and Family Development – COVID-19 Updates

The BC Ministry of Child and Family Development is providing COVID-19 updates at the link below. A collection of recent Letters from the Ministry regarding COVID-19 are available through a…

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March 25, 2020

25-March-2020 – BC College of Social Workers – Annual General Meeting Postponed

The May 1st, 2020, British Columbia College of Social Workers Annual General Meeting has been postponed. Rescheduling information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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March 23, 2020

23-March-2020 – BC Provincial Health Officer COVID-19: Important Update

COVID-19: Important Update from the Provincial Health Officer March 23, 2020 The following expectations are for all regulated health professionals in British Columbia on behalf of Provincial Health Officer Dr….

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