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
A citation has been issued for Dr. Charles Douglas Hoffe, a family physician practising in or around Lytton and Kamloops, BC. A Discipline Committee Panel will be appointed to conduct a hearing to inquire into Dr. Hoffe’s alleged misconduct, namely that, in or around April 2021 and after, Dr. Hoffe
February 22, 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
The College library's race and health equity reading list has been updated to include a wider variety of races and cultures, in order to enhance communication and care.
February 07, 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
Dr. Daljit Singh Herar has admitted and/or acknowledged that he breached a condition on his practice. The full notification is available here.
January 27, 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
College librarians have curated a list of medical podcasts produced by individuals, organizations, or publications respected in medical education.
January 13, 2022
Schedule A and section 7-5 of the College Bylaws have been updated, effective December 31, 2021.
January 04, 2022