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July 4, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

Important notice regarding Suboxone®

In order to allow for greater patient access to opioid substitution treatment in British Columbia, as of July 1, 2016 physicians will no longer be required to hold an exemption to prescribe methadone for opioid use disorder prior to being able to prescribe Suboxone® (sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone), or its generic versions.

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June 27, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College 2015/16 Annual Report

The College is pleased to announce that the 2015/16 Annual Report, audited financial statements and committee chair reports have been published on the College website.

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June 24, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

College publishes new professional standard on MAiD

The College Board has approved a revised professional standard on medical assistance in dying (MAiD), which aligns with the criteria for eligibility for MAiD based on the amended Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c.C-46. 

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June 17, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

College statement regarding medical assistance in dying legislation

Bill C-14 has received Royal Assent by the Governor General after passing a final vote in the Senate.

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June 6, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

College issues new standard on medical assistance in dying

The College has released a new standard for BC physicians who choose to provide, or conscientiously object to medical assistance in dying.

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June 1, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

College Board adopts new professional standard on safe prescribing to address public health emergency related to opioid overdoses

At its recent meeting, the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC adopted a new professional standard, Safe Prescribing of Drugs with Potential for Misuse/Diversion, to assist physicians with the challenging task of prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines and other medications.

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May 25, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaw Amendment: Section 2-8

On April 1, 2016, the College Board approved amendments to section 2-8 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

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May 10, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

Register now for the 2016 Education Day and Annual General Meeting

Registration is now open for the much-anticiapted College Education Day, held again this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, September 30, 2016.

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March 31, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 2

March/April 2016 issue now available. 

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March 18, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements

Professionalism In Medical Practice workshop to take place this fall

In this popular two-day workshop, physicians will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of professionalism.

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