In March 2020, the Government of British Columbia declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health system’s resources were engaged in managing two public health emergencies: COVID-19 and the toxic illicit drug supply.
At the request of Vancouver Coastal Health, and based on consultations with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, our office agreed to postpone our audit work related to substance use services at that time.
We have now resumed planning this audit and expect to release a report in 2023.
Updated: March 2022