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
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
The Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) has released a statement on Indigenous-specific racism in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. As a member of FMRAC, the College fully endorses the statement and its commitment.
September 27, 2021
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
The College library has compiled a point-of-care ultrasound reading list to support physicians in providing care.
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 College will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021. Business will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
September 02, 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
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 24, 2020 at 8 a.m. online.
August 26, 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