On May 15, 2020, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, released a letter to BC’s regulated health professionals (PDF), including RMTs.
The letter said: “BC is now in a position to ease restrictions on health care services beginning the week of May 19, 2020. This is not only to ensure that we avoid the unintended consequences of prolonged delay in access to health services, but to help bring society into a new normal until such time as an effective vaccine is available.”
Dr. Henry went on to state that one element of a safe return to practice is that regulatory colleges provide guidelines for return to practice: “Your respective regulatory colleges have developed a set of guiding principles to help you resume in-person care in both acute and community settings.”
The release of the letter coincides with CMTBC’s release of interim guidelines for return to practice.