On May 11, 2021, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, the College of Pharmacists of BC, and the College of Dental Surgeons of BC issued an apology to the Indigenous people and communities who have experienced racism while engaging with
May 11, 2022
PHO releases updated guidance on mask use and infection prevention and control for health professionals
The Provincial Health Officer has posted current guidance for mask use and infection prevention and control for health professionals.
April 20, 2022
Read the March/April 2022 issue of the College Connector.
April 04, 2022
The Board resolved to make further amendments to section 7-4 of the Bylaws. The revised bylaw amendment will be posted for a 60-day period, providing registrants and other interested parties the opportunity to review and comment.
March 11, 2022
On March 7, 2022, the Provincial Health Officer issued an Order under the Public Health Act that applies to all colleges and health professionals regulated under the Health Professions Act.
March 07, 2022
On October 13, 2021, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC posted a proposed addition to the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183, specifically, Part 10 (sections 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, and 10-5).
March 04, 2022
College Board approves new Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism practice standard
On February 25, 2022, the College Board approved a new Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-racism practice standard. This standard was developed in collaboration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), Indigenous partners, members of the public, registrants, and key health partners.
February 25, 2022
On February 25, 2022, the Ministry of Health released updated provincial forms for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in BC. As of February 28, 2022, the expectation is that patients and MAiD providers will use the updated forms for all new MAiD cases; however, providers will be allowed to continue using the older version of the forms for pre-existing cases.
February 25, 2022
The College is seeking clarification from the provincial health officer about the order that regulated health professionals must be vaccinated to continue working. More detailed information will be shared as it becomes available.
February 11, 2022
Read the January/February 2022 issue of the College Connector.
February 03, 2022
Seeking public feedback regarding the disclosure of adverse or harmful events by physicians and surgeons
The College is seeking public input to learn about the experiences and expectations patients have in relation to the disclosure of adverse or harmful events by physicians and surgeons. Please share your feedback with us by completing a short survey before February 21, 2022.
February 01, 2022
The College has recently updated several practice standards and professional guidelines: (1) Primary Care Provision in Walk-in, Urgent Care and Multi-registrant Clinics, (2) Medical Assistance in Dying, (3) Prescribing Practices Countersigning Prescription and Internet Prescribing, (4) Referral-Consultation Process.
January 17, 2022