The provincial discipline advisory committees contribute to developing and supporting the implementation of the provincial mandate of Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS).
The committees ensure that clinical laboratory diagnostics are quality-driven, achieve excellent clinical outcomes, and remain sustainable by being provided effectively and efficiently.
They work with PLMS, the health authorities, private laboratory partners, and the Ministry of Health (MoH), by providing discipline-specific clinical, technical, and operational leadership; and offering advice and expertise on provincial guidelines, policies, and discipline-specific strategic planning. The committees, in turn, are supported by discipline sub-committees, as needed, which provide medical and technical subject matter expertise and leadership.
The committees provide advice and guidance, foster engagement, and act as change management champions for discipline-specific quality improvement, innovation, and optimization opportunities. The committee objectives align with PLMS' purpose: to lead innovative, high-quality laboratory services that improve the health of B.C. citizens by helping providers and citizens make timely and insightful decisions regarding patient care.