Volume 6 | No. 2 | Mar / Apr 2018

New policy enables physicians to act as attestors for MSP and BC Services Card applications



When enrolling or renewing enrolment in MSP, most adults need to attend an ICBC driver licensing office in person for identity proofing and to obtain their photo BC Services Card. 

In instances where individuals are not able to attend in person due to a medical condition, a health-care professional can complete an Attestation Form on their behalf (forms are available by calling Health Insurance BC). 

Health-care professionals in this context include: 

  • physician
  • registered psychologist
  • nurse practitioner
  • registered nurse
  • medical social worker 

By signing the Attestation Form, a health-care professional attests that the individual has a health- related issue that prevents them from attending a driver licensing office to complete in-person identity proofing. Once the form is submitted and enrolment or renewal of enrolment in MSP is successful, a non-photo BC Services Card will be mailed to the individual