Consultation on Sale and Dispensing of Drugs by Physicians and Promotion and Sale of Products now open
Practice standards and professional guidelines are frequently revised to ensure that they are up-to-date and continue to meet the needs of changing practice environments, evolving health-care practices, and stakeholder values.
As directed by the Board, the College will be reviewing all practice standards and professional guidelines related to medicine and commerce. These practice standards and professional guidelines will be reviewed in pairs over the coming year.
As a first step, the College will be focusing on gathering feedback, from both the public and the profession, on the following two practice standards: Sale and Dispensing of Drugs by Physicians, and Promotion and Sale of Products. This consultation will run from October 15 - November 2, 2018.
The public can participate in this consultation by visiting the Consultation page.
Physicians will be emailed directly with a link to the survey.
Now online: College Connector Volume 6 | No. 5
September/October issue now available. Read it here.
Office closed on Monday, October 8
The College will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving.
Business will resume on at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Seeking physician feedback on the Prescribing Methadone standard
The College is now seeking feedback from physicians on the recently published Prescribing Methadone practice standard. The goal of this consultation is to assess the operability of the standard in practice. The consultation will be held from September 10 to 28, 2018. Physicians will receive an email with the survey link.
Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 1-7, Part 2 – Registration and Schedule A
The College Board approved amendments to section 1-7, Part 2 – Registration and Schedule A of the Bylaws made under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183 (HPA).
The Bylaw amendments have been posted for a three-month notice period giving College registrants and other interested parties the opportunity to review and comment.
For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.
Notification of 2018 Annual General Meeting
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 14, 2018 starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building) – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC.
To view the agenda, motions for resolution, audited financial statements and the minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting, click here.
Unlicensed medical practitioner found in contempt of court orders to stop practising medicine
The BC Supreme court has sentenced Zhuo Li (also known as Sabrina Li) to house arrest following a finding of contempt of two court orders that temporarily and permanently restrained her from providing any service that may be provided only by a registrant of the College.
Read the full media release here.
Office closed on Wednesday, August 15
The College is closed at 12 p.m. today and will resume business at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Scientific American Pain Management now available
A new ebook on pain principles and treatment, Scientific American Pain Management, is now available from the College library. Published in partnership with the American Association of Interventional Pain Physicians, it is a comprehensive text covering a wide range of pain topics; chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, headaches, and opioid sparing analgesics in chronic pain, among others.
Registrants who wish to access a copy may click on STAT!Ref and enter their CPSID and password. The ebook is listed under Titles on the left side of the STAT!Ref web page. Registrants must be sure to click on the Logout button once they are finished reading the ebook, as the library has a single use copy only.
Revised Referral-Consultation Process Guideline Published
Following an extensive revision process, involving multiple rounds of consultation, the Referral-Consultation Process guideline has now been published to the College website. This guideline replaces the previous guideline entitled Expectations of the Relationship between the Primary Care/Consulting Physician and Consultant Physician. View the revised guideline here.