Opposition to CDHBC Streamlined Professional Renewnal
As of 2017, CDHBC is forcing all members to pay the optional BCDHA fee with what they are calling Streamlined Professional Renewal.
This change means CDHBC will be collecting all fees on behalf of other associations, such as BCDHA. If BC dental hygienists do not join the non-mandatory BCDHA they will not be allowed to renew their CDHBC memberships, which they need by law to legally work. CDHBC acknowledges the fact dental hygienists can opt out of being a BCDHA member after they pay the dues, but no refund will be given.
We feel the CDHBC is over stepping their boundaries in order to increase BCDHA memberships therefore increasing BCDHA revenue.
According to CDHBC, 27% of BC Dental Hygienists do not want to be a part of BCDHA as it is not mandatory for them to do so. CDHBC is planning on holding its mandatory memberships hostage unless dental hygienists pay a non-mandatory, non-refundable fee. We feel this is extortion and abuse of power from CDHBC and would like the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health BC to take action and stop the Streamlined Professional Renewal.