Health Care Consent in BC: A Course for Health Care Providers
This course has been developed in response to a demand for a learning tool that clarifies the roles and responsibilities of health care providers in seeking consent to health care services under the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act.
This course, comprised of four learning modules (Background, Seeking Consent, Capability and Incapability, and Consent in a Residential Care Setting) is intended to guide health care providers (including staff of residential care facilities) in seeking valid consent from adults prior to delivering health care services. The information in the course may also be of interest to family and friends who are advocating for adults who are assessed to be incapable of making their own health care decisions.
The course covers implications in seeking valid consent to health care, and outlines the roles, processes, and requirements described in the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act as supported by the Health Care Providers’ Guide to Consent to Health Care (Ministry of Health, 2011).
This course does not cover material relating to health care consent for minors (under the age of 19), the Adult Guardianship Act, or Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act which has not yet been brought into force.
This course is publicly available through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub which can be found at: https://learninghub.phsa.ca/