In 2009, a process was implemented across Providence Health Care to follow security best practices around Photo ID and Access.
“All employee photo IDs and access cards expire after 5 years in the same manner as passports and drivers licenses. Once expired, the photo IDs should no longer be recognized as valid ID by on-site security and other personnel. In addition, all card access is suspended by the system immediately upon expiry of the card.
Following expiry of their cards, cardholders are required to obtain a new replacement photo ID and access card. This includes having a new photo taken. The expired ID/access card must be returned to the Photo ID office”
*Excerpt from LOWER MAINLAND CONSOLIDATED PHOTO ID AND ACCESS CONTROL STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
If you notice that your PHC Photo ID does not currently have a set expiration date, your ID may be expiring soon. Cards printed recently now have expiration dates printed on the back of the card.
All those with expiring photo IDs up until March 2, have been contacted, with the objective being to provide at least 3 weeks notice of expiring cards. If you receive a notification that your ID is expiring, please do not delay getting a new one.
Photos can be taken at St Paul's Hospital Security Office (Room B19, Burrard Bldg) on Tuesdays from 0800 to 1100 hours and Thursdays 1100 to 1400 hours.
You may also have you photo taken at the Basement Level of Doctor’s Residence, 2775 Heather Street, Room 17. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1200 hours and 1300 to 1600 hours. You must make an appointment by calling 604-875-4111 x.20003
For questions or concerns, please contact Renfred Mina, Advisor – Protection Technology