Integrated Protection Services consolidated in November 2009, and became a regional corporate program servicing the four Health Organizations across the Lower Mainland:
Fraser Health | Providence Health Care | Provincial Health Services Authority |Vancouver Coastal Health
The Integrated Protection Services program (IPS) is responsible for:
International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety
Healthcare Security and Safety in BC
The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, or IAHSS for short, is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. The BC chapter of IAHSS is comprised of security, law enforcement, and safety individuals dedicated to the protection of healthcare facilities in British Columbia.
IAHSS strives to combine public safety officer training with staff training, policies and technology to achieve the most secure hospital environments possible. Additionally, the IAHSS partners with government agencies and other organizations representing risk managers, emergency managers, engineers, architects, nurses, doctors and other healthcare stakeholders to further patient security and safety.