The following committee's play key roles in the BC-CfE's ongoing commitment to providing the most current information and research regarding the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
The original BC-CfE Steering Committee was re-established as the BC-CfE Advisory Committee. The committee is mandated to advise the BC-CfE on philosophy, policy, and future directions in HIV/AIDS. The chair of the committee is the Chief Executive Offiencer of Providence Health Care. Members of the committee include representatives from the BC-CfE, all health authorities, government, HIV/AIDS community organizations, and hospital administrations. The Advisory Committee will contribute to the BC-CfE's overall strategic direction, receive financial reports and performance data, and will advise on implementation of the strategic plan. The committee meets three times a year or at the call of the chair.
The purpose of this committee is to review the Drug Treatment Program budget, determine its adequacy, monitor financial operations, advise Pharmacare of potential pressures and to make recommendations. The Committee has representatives from BC-CfE, Providence Health Care, the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, and Pharmacare (Ministry of Health).
The Therapeutic Guidelines Committee plays a key role in the BC-CfE's ongoing commitment to providing the most current information and research regarding the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The committee generates the BC HIV/AIDS Therapeutic Guidelines, which allow physicians throughout the province to become more actively involved in all aspects of prescribing and monitoring antiretroviral drug regimens for their patients.
The guidelines are formed by consensus among Therapeutic Guidelines Committee members, based on interpretation of current best practices in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and related conditions. The guidelines are reviewed quarterly and revisions are distributed to physicians throughout the province.
This committee will support the following STOP HIV/AIDS pilot project goals:
The committee is composed of senior Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health Living and Sport, and health authority members. It will provide strategic visioning and priority setting and will support the STOP HIV/AIDS Pilot Project Leadership Committee.
This newly established team works closely with health authorities and their partners at the system-wide, organizational, and program levels to facilitate the provision of accessible, effective, and high quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services. Emphasis is placed on engaging medically eligible persons in HAART treatment.