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February 26, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Revised Practice Standard and Professional Guideline Published

After a comprehensive review process, which involved consultations, outreach to multiple stakeholder groups, and review by the Patient Relations, Practice Standards and Ethics Committee, a revised practice standard and professional guideline have been published to the College website:
 
• Photographic, Video and Audio Recording of Patients practice standard (view here)
• Social Media professional guideline (view here)

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February 22, 2021  | Posted in: Regulatory Action

Disciplinary action re: Dr. David Eric Narvas

Dr. David Eric Narvas has been transferred from the Full – Family class of registration to the Conditional – Disciplined class of registration.

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February 22, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Revised Practice Standard Published

The Injection of Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers and Venous Sclerotherapy practice standard has been revised to acknowledge that, following a registrant’s assessment of the patient, any nurse holding practising registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives may perform an injection given they have appropriate training. View the updated standard here.

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February 16, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Trauma-informed care reading list

A trauma-informed care reading list has been curated by College librarians and can be found here or on the reading lists page.

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February 11, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Office closed on Monday, February 15

The College will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Family Day.

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February 10, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 9 | No. 1

January/February issue now available. Read it here.

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February 2, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Phone Maintenance – February 2, 2021

The College is currently experiencing technical issues which may result in longer wait times to reach the contact centre by phone.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

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February 1, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Maria Ezzati sentenced in contempt of court case for illegally injecting people with Botox and dermal fillers

On January 29, 2021, Ms. Maria Ezzati was sentenced in the Supreme Court of BC to six months in prison for contempt of court. Ms. Ezzati had admitted in August 2020 of being in contempt of court by injecting people with botulinum toxin (Botox) and dermal fillers. Ms. Ezzati was also ordered to pay the College’s special costs and a $15,000 fine. A portion of the fine will be paid to the College to reimburse people who received an injection from Ms. Ezzati.

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January 4, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaws updated

Schedule A and Schedule C of the College Bylaws have been updated.

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December 23, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 2-16

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has posted a proposed amendment to its provisional Bylaws. Due to COVID-19, the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification examinations were not offered at their scheduled times. In response, section 2-16 was amended on May 27, 2020 to add subsection (1)(f), which provides the registrar with discretion to waive the sponsorship and supervision requirements for provisional applicants who have completed a residency program in Canada in 2020 until the results are available from the next sitting of the MCCQE Part II and the CFPC or RCPSC certification examinations.

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