@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon TY @Buckleygkml . You really got me thinking/studying - role/job of PHO vs MOH. Just a couple of things b4 I get to main thoughts.
a. True I don't hold current PHO in high esteem; Perhaps my cynicism was showing and translated as spite. 1/
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 2/ b.I had assumed (perhaps wrongly... we'll get to that).. that a PHO, by definition, would know the numbers/extent of health care workers in #BC. Esp. since PHO had just announced (vax) mandate affecting every one of them.
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 3/ It just seemed logical to me - that in considerations leading up to + resulting in mandating new regulations; a significant aspect of such decisions, would be knowing who would be affected- ie: to whom the mandate applies
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 4/ That's my preamble -
Now... to things I'm learning (and even more questions I have) thanks to your comment!
I searched for "duties of #BC #PHO" which led me to BC Provincial Health Act
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 5/I found a summary (not an actual detailed contract) of PHO job description - and you're right - at no point does it reference knowledge of number of HCWs in province as requisite. Here's the link I'm referencing:
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 6/In short, as I read it: #PHO job duties include:
monitoring health of #BC population
providing independent advice to ministers/health officials
recommending actions to improve health/wellness of BCers
delivering reports in public interest
establish standards for/ assist MHO's
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 7/So, given this new found info/which I ought to have referenced prior to my comment... I concur - it is not in job description of #PHO to know or understand how many health care workers we have in #BC
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 8/ However, let me try to explain, why I have even more questions now.
Let's look at the BC Public Health Act as it lays out duties of PHO and those of the MOH. Herein, I think is where my confusion lies- by the way we are being given info by each of them.
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 9/ The lines are blurred, the responsibilities of each confused in my mind; when PHO declares mandates when their job is to (independently) *advise* the MOH, not to actually decide course of action.
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 10/It seems some agreement has been reached between them (and not conveyed to us) that another job of PHO (outside PHAct) is as spokesperson/comms person for MOH? So, it's no surprise if I inadvertently assume a duty to PHO of knowing the numbers
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 10/ It gets even more interesting/confusing if we look at duties of MOH,who must:
inquire into health of population and into health hazards
plan/make recommendations re health protection
advise govt on actions by gov that impact public health
and who may establish directives
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 11/
So it seems like neither PHO nor MoH have any obligation in their job description, to know how many health care workers are affected by recent mandate for them all to be vaxxed?
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 12/ And, after a few hours trying to find their job descriptions (so I know who to hold responsible for their decisions) - I have yet to find which act/which job description - ie: *under what authority* do mandates which PHO and/or MOH announce to us fall under?
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 13/Claimer: I wish vax mandates for *all* (except medically unable). I'm not arguing against - I'm wishing for more. I'm merely trying to ascertain power of #BC PHO/MOH and Premier - to actually make these decisions.
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 14/ @Buckleygkml (TY) called me spiteful for questioning why PHO didn't know how many health care workers we have in #BC. So I've been trying to find out, whose job it is, to know that. And I have yet to find out. But in trying to find answer, I have so many more questions...
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 15/ The impetus for this thread was her reply to my post
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 16/ Circling back, (and wrapping down this thread) my prev comment "-7/ ... I concur- it's not in job description of #PHO to know or understand how many health care workers we have in #bcpoli "....>>>
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 17/ So who the hell's job *is it* to know who will be affected by their decisions?
And who exactly makes these decisions?

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