Volume 4 | No. 3 | May / June 2016

Registrar’s message – medical assistance in dying

To strengthen safeguards in protecting patients and providing direction to physicians, the provincial government amended the regulations under the Health Professions Act to give the College’s new standard on medical assistance in dying the weight of law as of June 6, 2016. Physicians who choose to participate in the procedure must follow the requirements outlined in the standard. The standard is supported by a frequently asked questions document.

Knowing the difference between the College’s professional standards and guidelines

One of the key duties of the College as outlined in the Health Professions Act is to provide direction and guidance to registrants on professionalism, and specific issues and topics that are relevant to the practice of medicine. Registrants are expected to be familiar with the standards and guidelines developed by the College.

The College Connector is sent to every current registrant of the College. Decisions of the College on matters of standards and guidelines are contained in this publication. The College therefore assumes that each registrant is aware of these matters. Questions or comments about this publication should be directed to communications@cpsbc.ca.

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