College Bylaws updated

The College Bylaws have been updated, effective October 5, 2023:

  • Sections 2-11 and 2-12 (updated) enable registrants who are currently in the provisional class of registration to transfer to the full class after successfully completing an assessment of competency, at the registrant’s cost, and satisfactory to the Registration Committee, as an alternative to obtaining the certification examinations of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). 
  • Section 2-15(1)(b)(iii) (new) provides a route for registration in the provisional – family class for physicians who have obtained certification with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
  • Sections 2-47 and 2-48 (new) provides a new class of licensure, the restricted class, for current registrants in the provisional class who have not obtained the certification examination of the CFPC or the RCPSC but have completed five years of practice in BC. Registrants in this class require sponsorship from a health authority. 
  • Schedule A (updated) outlines fees for the restricted class.