The decision by the provincial government to amalgamate the health-care and driver's licence cards into one service card will, in my opinion, lead to a number of unexpected situations, the least of which is the loss of separation of the two services.
Imagine the following scenario: A driver is stopped by the police for an infraction and the officer duly confiscates the service card. An unconnected emergency subsequently arises and the driver has to seek medical attention at a clinic or hospital emergency ward. The medical facilities won't admit him without identification, so now what does the patient do?
John Lempriere North Vancouver
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