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January 10, 2017  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

College warns public of a potential health risk following a search and seizure of a home in Delta

On December 20, 2016, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia was granted an order by the BC Supreme Court to enter and search a residence located at 10519 Modesto Place in Delta, BC where the College had reason to believe that Ms. Zhuo (Sabrina) Li was operating a business under the name of Sabrina Permanent Make-up Studio Inc., and providing cosmetic medical services which she is not qualified or legally authorized to perform. 

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October 20, 2016  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

Notification of reprimand re: Dr. Donald Albert Sander

Dr. Donald A. Sander, a family physician, has acknowledged and admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct by failing to comply with the College’s standard on the timely transfer of medical records to another physician.

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August 3, 2016  | Posted in: College News

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia granted a permanent injunction for the unlawful practice of medicine

On July 21, 2016, the BC Supreme Court granted an Order prohibiting Mobile Life Imaging LLC (MLI) and Mr. Randy Spielvogel, both of North Dakota, USA, from providing any service, or facilitating the provision of any service, that may only be provided by a registrant of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and that may only be performed in a facility accredited by the College’s Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP); using any titles reserved exclusively to registrants of the College in British Columbia; and using any name, title, description or abbreviation of a name or title that expresses or implies that he is a registrant of or associated with the College.

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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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April 5, 2016  | Posted in: College News

College Board endorses the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

At its recent meeting, the College Board endorsed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

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January 22, 2016  | Posted in: College News

College Board approves interim guidance for physician-assisted dying

The College Board has approved interim guidance for the profession on physician-assisted dying (PAD).

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November 25, 2015  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Gregory John Wicks

Dr. Gregory John Wicks, a general practitioner, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

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November 20, 2015  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Roy Alan Brown

Dr. Roy Alan Brown, a hospitalist, has admitted to breaching both the College’s prescribing standards and the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics.

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July 22, 2015  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

Disciplinary action re: Dr. John Francis Joseph David Kinahan

Dr. Kinahan, a specialist in urology, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct by taking a photograph on his personal cellular phone without the patient’s consent.

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July 2, 2015  | Posted in: College News

2015 Elected Officers and Executive Committee

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has announced its 2015 elected officers and Executive Committee effective July1, 2015.

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