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Several revised practice standards published

The College has recently updated several practice standards: Treatment of Self, Family Members and Others Close to You, Ending the Patient-registrant Relationship, Access to Medical Care Without Discrimination, Medical Records Management and Medical Records Documentation.
October 29, 2021

Seeking public feedback on the draft Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism practice standard’s core concepts

The College is currently drafting a new Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism practice standard to clearly communicate its expectations of physicians and surgeons in providing culturally safe care to Indigenous patients. All members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on the draft standard’s core concepts, especially those who identify as Indigenous.
October 25, 2021

Revised Leaving Practice standard published

The Leaving Practice practice standard has been revised to clarify that registrants must ensure that a contingency plan is in place in the event of sudden death or other circumstances where the registrant is abruptly unavailable.
September 30, 2021

Statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The College would like to humbly acknowledge and reflect on Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which commemorates the history and ongoing trauma of Canada’s colonial past and residential school system. The College is also commemorating Orange Shirt Day, which honours the Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools.
September 30, 2021

A message from the Board to registrants

At its meeting last week, the College Board expressed great concern and compassion for the challenges facing all of you as the pandemic continues in this fourth wave. On behalf of the Board, we offer you our deep gratitude and admiration for the unwavering commitment you have made to care for BC patients.
September 29, 2021

Revised Laser Safety practice standard published

The College has published a revised version of the Laser Safety practice standard. Key edits include a title change, clarification on the definition of a medical laser and the inclusion of clear practice principles to communicate registrant expectations, including the responsibilities of the medical director.
September 28, 2021