We welcome media inquiries about the regulation of physicians and surgeons in BC.
News media should email requests directly to the College’s communications and public affairs department or through the online form.
This inbox is monitored Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays).
What to expect after submitting a media request
Once a request has been received, the communications and public affairs team will gather information, respond to inquiries, coordinate interviews where appropriate, and direct journalists to helpful resources if a request is out of the College’s scope.
Here are some things to note when determining if your request is within the College’s scope:
- Privacy laws prevent the College from being able to disclose whether a patient has filed a complaint against a registrant. The College may only disclose this information if the complaint leads to formal discipline.
- The College has no jurisdiction over health-care spending, including physician human resourcing and the administration of hospitals and health authorities.
- The College can only comment on matters related to the regulation of the practice of medicine. This includes oversight of non-hospital (private) facilities and diagnostic facilities.
- Physicians on staff serve in administrative roles and cannot provide a medical opinion on a clinical health matters.
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