BC Health Care Assistant Program Recognition – Seeking Appointees for Appeals Review Panel

The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) is seeking volunteer appointees for a standing Health Care Assistant Program Recognition Appeal Review Panel (ARP). 

To improve the standards of health care assistant (HCA) education programs in British Columbia, the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (the Registry) administers the HCA program recognition process. Educational institutions that do not meet provincial standards and have their recognition status withdrawn may submit an appeal (HCA Program Recognition Guide (2023) page 36).

Minimum Qualifications for Appointees

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in one of the following fields: health care, administration and/or post-secondary education.  Candidates must be BC residents.

Other criteria are indicated within the application form.

The ARP will meet virtually to review appeals. 

Application Form

To express your interest, please complete and return this form by email to Registry.Appeals@heabc.bc.ca on or before June 15, 2024. Please also attach your resume/CV.   

For each appeal, ARP appointees will:

·        Review appeal decisions in the interest of administrative fairness.

·        Maintain the confidentiality of information received.

·        Commit approximately 12-16 hours over a defined period (e.g., 45 calendar days) once or twice a year.

For each appeal, ARP appointees will rotate as chair with functions including:

·        Convening meetings.

·        Contacting the Registry and the appellant to collect pertinent information related to the appeal.

·        Preparing and communicating the ARP decision to relevant parties.

·        Maintaining the confidentiality of information received.

Further Information

To learn more about the Registry process for reviewing and recognizing BC Health Care Assistant Programs, visit Educators – BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (cachwr.bc.ca)

A list of recognized BC HCA Programs can be found here: HCA Programs in BC – CareAide BC (cachwr.bc.ca)