According to the Health Professions Act, section 19(6.2):
(6.2) A bylaw under subsection (1), other than a bylaw under subsection (1) (b), (c), (d), (f), (g), (k), (l), (l.6), (l.9), (l.92), (p), (q), (u.1), (v.1), (w.1) or (z), may not be made, amended or repealed unless
(a) notice of the proposed bylaw, amendment or repeal is given by the board to the minister and the college of each health profession prescribed by the minister for the purposes of this subsection
(i) at least 3 months before the proposed bylaw, amendment or repeal is filed with the minister, or
(ii) within a shorter period the minister specifies as appropriate in the circumstances, and
(b) the proposed bylaw, amendment or repeal is, for the period referred to in paragraph (a),
(i) made available by the board for inspection by any person, free of charge, at the office of the college at all reasonable times during regular business hours, and
(ii) posted by the board on the college website.
The following are proposed amendment(s) to the Bylaws:
Part 2, section 4-10, Part 6, Schedule "A" and Schedule "D"
The Amalgamation Transition Steering Committee, acting on behalf of the boards of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia, has approved the posting of proposed bylaw amendments for the amalgamation of the two colleges. The amalgamated colleges will continue under the name: College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
The proposed bylaw amendments to Part 2, section 4-10, and schedule “D” create the following classes of registration for podiatric surgeons: full, educational, and conditional, as well as setting out expectations for continuing professional development and liability coverage.
Update as of June 22, 2020: Part 6 and Schedule A of the Bylaws have been revised. Part 6 now includes terms for podiatric surgical corporations. Schedule A now includes fees for all classes of podiatric applications, as well as licensure fees for podiatric surgeons.
Notice of the proposed bylaw amendments is hereby provided to BC’s health profession colleges in accordance with section 19(6.2)(a) of the Health Professions Act.
In accordance with section 19(6.2)(b) of the Health Professions Act, the proposed bylaw amendments are posted publicly here:
- Bylaw amendments (redline version)
The proposed bylaw amendments will be posted for three months (until August 27, 2020) to provide time for comments. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC is administering the consultation process on behalf of both colleges.
All comments submitted will be considered by both colleges and the Ministry of Health before the September 1, 2020 amalgamation date.
Notice date: May 29, 2020
Comments can be submitted to the following by August 28, 2020:
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC
Ministry of Health
Director, Regulatory Initiatives
Professional Regulation and Oversight Branch