The BC Public Advisory Network (BC-PAN) is a resource formed to help BC’s health regulatory colleges seek public input on important issues related to health regulation.
The BC-PAN began operations in 2020 following a successful one-year pilot phase.
The pilot was led by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC), one of seven colleges that partnered to establish this network of public advisors.
The public advisors are members of the public who have varying levels of experience with the health care system. They represent different demographics in the population, such as gender, age, ethnicity, and geographic location.
The role of the public advisors is to provide provided feedback on important regulatory issues, such as:
- Practice standards
- Strategic priorities
- Patient education resources
- Public communications