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Four revised practice standards published

The College has revised four practice standards: Leaving Practice, Medical Records, Data Stewardship and Confidentiality of Personal Health Information, Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Primary Care Provision in Walk-in, Urgent Care and Multi-registrant Clinics.
June 24, 2021

2020/21 Annual Report now available

The College is pleased to announce that the 2020/21 Annual Report, audited financial statements and committee reports have been published on the College website. The report provides an overview of the College's work this past fiscal year, including outcomes from the College’s core regulatory
June 23, 2021

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 7-5

On February 28, 2020, the College Board approved an amendment to the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183, specifically, section 7-5. The proposed amendment to section 7-5 allows the College to enforce a new requirement that all registrants practising in community settings (solo
June 22, 2021

Update regarding the MCCQE Part II exam

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on June 10, 2021 that it is stepping away from the delivery of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II going forward. The full MCC statement can be found here. The College will accept the Licentiate of the Medical Council of
June 10, 2021

Statement regarding the MCCQE Part II exam suspension

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on May 31, 2021 the suspension of the MCCQE Part II due to significant issues with the virtual examination. The full MCC statement can be found here. The College would like to acknowledge the challenges faced by those who recently participated in the MCC
June 01, 2021

The College Board presents its 2021/22 strategic plan objectives

The College’s 2021–2024 strategic plan focuses on continuous quality improvement, cultural safety and humility, regulatory innovation, and stakeholder engagement. At its annual retreat, the Board resolved to add cultural safety and humility as a core pillar of its strategic plan. The action items
June 01, 2021

Statement on remains found at former residential school

The College extends condolences to the Indigenous families and communities affected by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school building in Kamloops. This tragedy is a stark reminder that Indigenous racism is an issue, which organizations like the College must
May 31, 2021

Revised practice standard published

As part of the regular review cycle for practice standards and professional guidelines, the previously titled Withdrawal of Registrant Services practice standard was reviewed and revised to incorporate a new title, more inclusive pronouns, and clearer principles related to the standard’s application
May 28, 2021

Joint statement with FNHA on misleading COVID-19 information

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the First Nations Health Authority stand united and firmly against the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, which is currently circulating on social media and other channels. In recent months, we have become aware of and concerned about reports
May 06, 2021