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.

The proposed bylaw amendments:

  • Set out general regulatory requirements for physician assistants including registration, application and renewal of licensure, currency of practice and continuing competency.
  • Define how supervising physicians will assign, delegate, and authorize under supervision aspects of practice for physician assistants.
  • Establish application and licensing fees for physician assistants.
  • The registration bylaws for physician assistants are consistent with other provinces in Canada and a physician assistant must be certified as a physician assistant by either the Canadian certification process or the American certification process.

For more information, please see the bylaw amendments page.