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B.C.'s Mental Health Act Must Be Changed

Under the Mental Health Act, any person who is involuntarily detained at a facility for mental health reasons lacks the ability to consent, or deny consent, to any medical treatment. In other words, they are deemed to consent to all psychiatric treatment, so long as it is authorized by a director appointed by the health authority. It also denies them the ability to designate and appoint a substitute decision maker on their behalf, such as a spouse or a parent.
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Health-Care Workers Deal Ratified

VANCOUVER - The association representing more than 16,000 health care workers in British Columbia has ratified a deal that gives members a 5.5 per cent wage increase over five years and additional inc...
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Health Care Silences B.C. Politicians

VANCOUVER - Nobody should be surprised the province's politicians are skirting the issue of public-private health care during the election campaign, says a professor from the University of British Col...
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B.C. Budget Has Bad News For Doctors

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is girded for tough negotiations with its doctors, telling physicians it's time for them to do their part after other public servants suffered through wage f...
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Another Bitter Year Brewing For B.C. Taxpayers

Once the champagne is drunk, the noisemakers go silent, the balloons pop and the New Year's kisses end, 2013 will bring one nasty hangover for cash-strapped B.C. taxpayers. Taxes, fees and levies from all levels of government are set to go up, leaving even less of your hard-earned money in your pocket.
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Burnaby Family's Hospital Bed Fight

The B.C. New Democrats are joining the family of a former Burnaby city councillor to demand more long-term care beds for those with Alzheimer's disease and other chronic illnesses. Former councillor...