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Select Standing Committee on Health


The Select Standing Committee on Health is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee is working to identify potential strategies to maintain a sustainable health care system for British Columbians.

As part of its work, the Committee undertook public consultations in 2014-15 and 2016, culminating with the release of its report on March 1, 2017, including 59 unanimous recommendations focusing on better access for rural health care, wider use of interdisciplinary teams, and enhancing the effectiveness of addiction recovery programs. Read more in the Media Release.

Submissions to the Committee can be viewed under Committee Documents.

Terms of Reference

On February 20, 2017, The Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Health be empowered to:

  1. Identify potential strategies to maintain a sustainable health care system for British Columbians; and
  2. Consider health capital funding options.

In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committee on Health, the committee shall be empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the committee and to delegate to the subcommittee all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to conduct consultations by any means the committee considers appropriate;
  4. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  5. to retain such personnel as required to assist the committee;
and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.


Contact Information

Select Standing Committee on Health
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172


Committee Reports<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/6th-session/health/Health_20170301_Report_LookingForward.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>1Select Standing Committee on Health

Committee Documents

Media Releases



2017-03-01T08:00:00Z Standing Committee on Health0<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/6th-session/health/Health_20170301-MediaRelease.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>






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