June 07, 2018   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 6 | No. 3

May/June issue now available. Read it here.

June 04, 2018   | Posted in: ,

Revised continuity of care practice standards published

The College recently held a consultation to gather stakeholder input on three practice standards that relate to continuity of care: Leaving Practice, Care Coverage Outside Regular Office Hours, and Ending the Patient-Physician Relationship. These practice standards were revised to reflect the feedback received from the consultation, and were subsequently approved by the Board.

These practice standards, released on June 4, 2018, can be found under the standards and guidelines section of the College website.

 

June 04, 2018   | Posted in: ,

Revised Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives practice standard published

The revised Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives practice standard has now been published, after the College received and incorporated extensive feedback from physicians, representatives from patient support groups, key partners and members of the public. 

This practice standard, released on June 4, 2018, can be found under the standards and guidelines section of the College website.

 

June 04, 2018   | Posted in: ,

New Prescribing Methadone practice standard

To ensure that physicians in British Columbia continue to prescribe methadone in a safe and effective manner following the recent elimination of section 56(1) in federal policy, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has finalized a new practice standard titled Prescribing Methadone. This standard, released on June 4, 2018, can be found under the standards and guidelines section of the College website.

The benefits of consulting the profession at large to gain feedback on this standard is well recognized by the College, and a consultation to assess how the Prescribing Methadone standard has been working in practice is planned for September 2018. 

 

May 24, 2018   | Posted in:

Disciplinary action re: Dr. James Francis King Hii

Dr. James Francis King Hii admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

The full notification is available here.

May 18, 2018   | Posted in:

DynaMed point-of-care tool now available to BC physicians

The College library is now offering DynaMed to College registrants. DynaMed is  a point-of-care information tool of synthesized evidence and objective analysis for rapid consultation at the bedside or office. The evidence-based content is updated daily and presented in an easy-to-read bulleted format. Registrants can access DynaMed online from the Point of Care page and download the DynaMed Mobile app for iOS or Android (instructions are on the Apps and Audiovisual page).

May 16, 2018   | Posted in:

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Edit Esther Pusztai

Dr. Edit Esther Pusztai, a psychiatrist, admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

The full notification is available here.

May 01, 2018   | Posted in:

Notification of consultation

The following practice standards, related to continuity of care, have recently undergone revisions: Care Coverage Outside Regular Office Hours, Ending the Patient-Physician Relationship, and Leaving Practice.

The College is now seeking feedback from the public to assess whether these standards are clear, comprehensive, and applicable.

To participate, please visit the Consultation page.

April 25, 2018   | Posted in:

Unlicensed medical practitioner ordered to stop practising medicine

On March 22, 2018, a consent order was entered in the BC Supreme Court restraining Ms. Rajdeep Kaur Khakh from performing activities considered to be the unlawful practice of medicine. In addition, the respondent RK The Manse Ltd. is restrained from recovering any fee or remuneration in any court in respect to the provision of a service that may be provided only by a registrant of the College.

Read the full media release here. A backgrounder can be found here.

April 24, 2018   | Posted in:

Notification of consultation

The College is inviting feedback from members of the public on recent revisions made to the practice standard: Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives.

The practice standard has been carefully rewritten based on extensive feedback from physicians, members of the public, and other key health partners.

Through this consultation, the College will assess whether the revised practice standard Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives is clear, concise, and effectively outlines the College’s expectations of physicians on the subject.

To participate, please visit the Consultation page.

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