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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.


Several revised practice standards published

The College has recently updated several practice standards: Treatment of Self, Family Members and Others Close to You, Ending the Patient-registrant Relationship, Access to Medical Care Without Discrimination, Medical Records Management and Medical Records Documentation.
October 29, 2021

Seeking public feedback on the draft Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism practice standard’s core concepts

The College is currently drafting a new Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism practice standard to clearly communicate its expectations of physicians and surgeons in providing culturally safe care to Indigenous patients. All members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on the draft standard’s core concepts, especially those who identify as Indigenous.
October 25, 2021