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Doctors, nurses urged to provide info on racism in B.C. emergency rooms

BY The Canadian Press, Jul 9, 2020 4:32 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Jul 9, 2020 11:32 PM

The head of an investigation into allegations of racism against Indigenous people in BC's health-care system says she plans to issue an initial report in a few months.

But Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says CEOs of health authorities should not wait for the outcome of her investigation.

She says they need to immediately address allegations of racism and she'll ask those who didn't to explain themselves.

A former judge investigating allegations of racism towards Indigenous people in British Columbia's health-care system is calling on patients, families, doctors and nurses to come forward with their stories.

Turpel-Lafond was asked to investigate following allegations that some emergency room staff were playing a game to guess patients' blood-alcohol level.

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