Why is an Affiliation Agreement required?
- defines the roles and responsibilities of the health authority and education institution in providing practice education
- addresses the risks in the relationship for both organizations, their employees, patients, faculty and students
PHSA and its Agencies use a standardized template for affiliation agreements governing all student placements in health authorities.
The template is supported by the BC Health Care Protection Program and the University, College, Institute Protection Program, Ministry of Finance. How is an Affiliation Agreement set up?
Your educational institution's representative for Affiliation Agreements should request this three months before any placement.
If your institution does not yet have an existing Affiliation Agreement with PHSA or one of its Agencies, a minimum of three months is required to process an Affiliation Agreement before the placement commences. - Standard Affiliation Agreement template (pdf)
Who do I contact within PHSA to inquire about or set up an Affiliation Agreement?
If your institution does not already have a PHSA or Agency contact, email one of the following: BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre
BC Women’s Hospital
BC Mental Health & Addictions Services
BC Cancer Agency
BC Centre for Disease ControlAll other and PHSA requests Now that we have an Affiliation Agreement, how do I arrange a placement for my students?
HSPnet is used to process most placement requests for PHSA and its Agencies.
If your organization or discipline is not yet using HSPnet to manage student placements, contact the person who established the Affiliation Agreement with your institution.
Affiliation Agreements in BC: Frequently Asked Questions - This document was approved by the BC Academic Health Council and answers many of the questions raised regarding Affiliation Agreements in BC and the use of the standard template across the province.