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HSA calls on province to expand WorkSafe coverage

HSA is calling on the province to expand presumptive coverage to community social service and health care workers. Presumptive coverage means that when a mental health injury happens as a result of work, the worker is able to get workers' compensation without being forced to prove that work was the cause. Presumptive coverage eliminates some of the administrative and often stressful barriers an injured worker faces when filing a claim. 

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One step closer to stomping out period poverty

Last week the BC NDP government announced a $95 thousand grant for the United Way to research the full impact of period poverty on people and families. According to the government press release, the initial project will distribute free products through 12 community agencies around the province and collect critical information to ensure future policies are meeting the needs of people in our communities.

HSA marks Nursing Week with launch of new Professional Development fund for HSA's RPNs

HSA marks National Nursing Week with launch of new professional development fund for HSA’s registered psychiatric nurses

Health Sciences Association of BC announced today the establishment of a $115,000 Professional Development Fund available to all registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSA.

“Registered psychiatric nurses are critical members of the health care team. HSA recognizes the importance of continuing education for health care professionals who deliver important care in a specialized field of nursing,” said HSA President Val Avery.