Provincial privileging standards

Provincial standards for privileging are now provided by dictionaries that set benchmarks and practice expectations for medical staff.

A made-in-BC quality solution

The provincial dictionaries provide common definitions of what medical staff in BC facilities actually do.

Developed in response to findings in the 2011 Cochrane Report, the dictionaries help to ensure consistency in privileging processes and in turn, support quality care and enhanced patient safety.

A provincial team spent three years consulting widely with frontline practitioners and specialty experts to develop the original set of 62 discipline-specific dictionaries.   Each identifies an appropriate set of activities or procedures for a specific type of practitioner, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dental surgeons, and midwives.