On April 4, 2022, the Legislative Assembly empowered the Select Standing Committee on Health to examine the urgent and ongoing illicit drug toxicity and overdose crisis. For more information, please see the Terms of Reference.
The Committee released its report titled Closing Gaps, Reducing Barriers: Expanding the response to the toxic drug and overdose crisis on November 1, 2022.
In the course of its work, the Committee received briefings from federal and provincial government ministries and agencies, health authorities, and other experts. The Committee also heard from 118 presenters and received 881 written submissions. Committee Members are grateful to everyone who took the time to share their input and experiences.
The Select Standing Committee on Health is one of 10 permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.