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We welcome media inquiries about the regulation of physicians and surgeons in BC.

Media requests

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).

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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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The College offices are located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations.


Statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, employees and board and committee members at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC are remembering and honouring the victims and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
September 29, 2023

Notification of bylaw amendments: physician assistants

The Ministry of Health has asked that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC advance a licensing and regulatory framework for appropriately qualified physician assistants to work under the delegation and supervision of physicians in emergency department settings in BC.
September 27, 2023

Webinar recording: Registration and licensure updates

Over the last year, the College has continued to see an increased volume of questions from registrants related to its registration and licensing processes, especially regarding new classes and pathways to licensure. To provide an update and answer questions, the College hosted a webinar on Friday
September 25, 2023

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Registration Sections 1 and 2

On July 7, 2023, the College posted the proposed amended bylaws on its website giving registrants and other interested parties the opportunity to review and comment. The feedback received during the consultation period was constructive, leading to further changes and clarification, summarized below.
August 11, 2023