COVID-19 updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves, the College will continue to send emails out to registrants with important announcements from the provincial health officer and share updates on related regulatory changes.

All up-to-date information and communications is consolidated here.

Last update: October 15, 2021

Information for registrants

Date posted Title Type
October 15, 2021 How to verify a legitimate COVID-19 vaccine exemption or deferral Regulatory update
October 1, 2021 Joint message with PHO, CPBC, and BCCNM about ivermectin in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 Regulatory update
September 29, 2021 A message from the Board to registrants Regulatory update
September 15, 2021 Guidance re: valid contraindications and deferrals to COVID-19 vaccination Regulatory update
September 3, 2021 Joint statement from the College, PHO and MOH on in-person and virtual care Regulatory update
June 22, 2021 Ministry of Health releases updated guidance on mask use in health-care facilities Regulatory update
May 6, 2021 Joint statement with FNHA on misleading COVID-19 information Regulatory update
March 17, 2021 PHO updates order on eligible vaccinators Regulatory update
November 9, 2020 Clarity about the PHO’s orders issued on November 7, 2020 Regulatory update
November 5, 2020 Important COVID-19 update from the PHO re: patient care in community settings and access to PPE Announcement from the PHO
September 10, 2020 Revised message from the PHO re: multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children Announcement from the PHO
July 24, 2020 Minor update to Medical Assistance in Dying practice standard Regulatory update
May 25, 2020 Resumption of services in non-hospital facilities Regulatory update
May 15, 2020 Guidance on providing in-person community care during COVID-19 Regulatory update
May 15, 2020 Important update from the PHO Announcement from the PHO
April 24, 2020 Important update from the PHO Announcement from the PHO
April 23, 2020 Medical Assistance in Dying practice standard clarification Regulatory update
April 21, 2020 Update from the registrar Regulatory update
March 27, 2020 Prescribing medications during the COVID-19 pandemic Regulatory update
March 27, 2020 Proposed temporary amendment to the College Bylaws Regulatory update
March 26, 2020 College Connector Regulatory update
March 26, 2020 Medical Assistance in Dying practice standard temporarily amended Regulatory update
March 25, 2020 Joint statement on unproven therapies for COVID-19 Regulatory update
March 24, 2020 Update from the registrar Regulatory update
March 23, 2020 Update on cancellation of DAP and NHMSFAP assessments Regulatory update
March 23, 2020 Important update from the PHO Announcement from the PHO
March 18, 2020 Cancellation of PPEP and POMDRA assessments Regulatory update
March 17, 2020 Update on telemedicine Regulatory update
March 16, 2020 Cancellation of DAP and NHMSFAP assessments Regulatory update
Amendments to existing prescribing practices to ensure patients receive their medication
DAP accreditation is required for COVID-19 rapid antigen, PCR or serology testing