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Province Introduces New Emergency Health Provider Registry

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Nurses and other medical professionals willing to help can now voluntarily register to assist colleagues during times of emergency

A new Emergency Health Provider Registry is now open for nurses, doctors, and other allied health professionals to add their names to. The registry has been created as part of a coordinated response to provide health care during a local, regional or provincial state of emergency such as a wildfire, flood, tsunami, or earthquake.  

This new centralized registry will help connect the health authorities who are managing local emergencies with additional health care professionals who are willing to be deployed to throughout the region. Interested members can voluntarily sign up by calling HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

When registering, members must provide their contact information, as well as their current job title, specialty, availability and regional preferences. Members do not require their supervisor's approval to register. However, in the event that a member is called, the supervisor must approve the duty. The employer will arrange the assignment, including travel, accommodation and compensation.

Personal registration information will be securely managed and protected by HealthLink BC in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. During an emergency, the registry will periodically email you to see if your availability or information has changed.

For more information, please review the Q&A document issued by the Ministry of Health.

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