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Keegan's story: lessons & learnings
We are pleased to share Remembering Keegan: a BC First Nations Case Study Reflection, released publicly and gifted in ceremony on Feb. 21, 2022. Keegan Combes of Skwah First Nation was a high school graduate, a grade-10 pianist, and a chess champion, who was enrolled in a trades college at the time of his death from accidental poisoning.
The case study reflection is the first of its kind shared by B.C. First Nations and is intended to help shape the quality of care for all Indigenous people in B.C. and across the country, and to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
Maggie, a registered midwife in B.C., meets with her client Indira who is 23-weeks pregnant with her first baby. Indira has been diagnosed with placenta previa and is awaiting test results for gestational diabetes screening. She tells Maggie she is planning an eight-week trip to Nova Scotia to visit family.
Can Maggie provide virtual care while Indira is traveling outside B.C.?
AUG. 4, 2022
Survey results, next steps
In June 2022, we sent a survey to midwives about the proposed Registered Midwives Medications and Substances: Standards, Limits, and Conditions. We thank everyone who took part in the survey and would like to share a summary of the results with you.
Are you interested in serving on a BCCNM committee?
We are currently accepting applications for BCCNM's regulatory committees, for terms beginning Feb. 1, 2023. In particular, we are encouraging applications from Indigenous people; members from racialized and marginalized groups; individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+; and individuals with lived experience of physical, cognitive, or mental health conditions, or their caregivers.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2022.
Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates
BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.
BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labour Day. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed to walk-in traffic.
For more information: bccnm.ca
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