The College library is experiencing outages with Ovid Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews/EBM Reviews, full-text journals, and linked buttons in PubMed to the College library.
September 16, 2021
Registrants may be getting requests from patients for medical notes to be exempted from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Guidance is available to assist registrants with determining the validity of such requests.
September 15, 2021
Given broad vaccination coverage, COVID-19 should no longer pose a barrier to in-person practice. It is the joint position of the Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC that health care that includes in-person assessments and preventative
September 03, 2021
The Ministry of Health’s new Health Gateway provides British Columbians with secure access to a single view of their health information.
September 01, 2021
Message from WorkSafeBC re: the acceptance of digital signatures to authorize the release of medical records
The College is sharing this message with registrants on behalf of WorkSafeBC regarding the acceptance of digital signatures from injured workers to authorize the release of relevant medical records.
August 19, 2021
Finding credible resources to support the inclusive care of patients of diverse genders and sexualities can be difficult. In response, the College library has curated a list of library resources about gender and sexual diversity that are available to College registrants.
August 17, 2021
Read the College Connector July/August issue.
August 05, 2021
Seeking public feedback on the College’s expectations of physicians and surgeons in the rare circumstance when treating themselves, family members and others close to them would be acceptable
The College is seeking the public's feedback on its expectations of physicians and surgeons in the few circumstances when they are able to provide medical treatment to themselves, family members and others they have a close relationship with.
July 29, 2021
The College is sharing this message with registrants on behalf of the BC Coroners Service regarding heat-related deaths.
July 02, 2021
As of July 1, 2021, the College Board approved the addition of the OET-Medicine and CELPIP-General to the English Language Proficiency Requirements policy as acceptable examinations to demonstrate English language proficiency.
June 30, 2021
On September 25, 2020, the College Board approved amendments to section 2-19 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.
June 25, 2021
The previously titled Telemedicine practice standard has undergone major revisions based on an extensive consultation with registrants (376 specialists and 889 family practitioners), 379 members of the public, and numerous key health partners.
June 25, 2021