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Dr. Malcolm Lock to Return to BCHU as Acting MOH on a Temporary Basis 

March 17, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – Dr. Malcolm Lock will return to the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) in the role of Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH) on a temporary basis. The BCHU Board of Health is actively recruiting, with the assistance of a professional search firm, for a Medical Officer of Health that will be a permanent replacement for the departing Acting MOH, Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke.

Dr. Lock will begin in the temporary role as BCHU Acting MOH on April 1, 2021. Dr. Urbantke will remain with BCHU until April 30, 2021 to assist with the transition.

"I'd like to thank Dr. Urbantke for graciously agreeing to extend her time with the organization. We once again thank her for the tireless work she has put in, over what's been a challenging last year," said BOH Chair John Bell. "The Board would also like to thank Dr. Lock for agreeing to assist in the interim until the recruitment for the permanent MOH can be completed. Dr. Lock brings with him many years of experience as BCHU's MOH and that will be invaluable as we reach a critical time in our COVID-19 response."

Dr. Lock held the role of BCHU MOH for 16 years before retiring in 2019. He has been assisting other Health Units with their pandemic response over the last year.

The Board of Health continues to interview candidates for the permanent MOH position. The Health Promotion and Protection Act requires that all health units have in place an Acting Medical Officer of Health at all times.