Scheduled power outage
The College will be experiencing a scheduled power outage on August 9, 2017 from 12 midnight to 6 a.m.
The College website will not be available during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Now online: College Connector Volume 5 | No. 4
July/August issue now available. Read it here.
DAP now live on College website
The College is pleased to launch a new landing page for the Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP).
The DAP's now former website (www.dap.org) has been disabled and all relevant content has been migrated to the College website. The transition also includes an improved navigation and a refresh of DAP documents to enhance user experience.
Find information about the DAP and access DAP web accounts (if applicable) by visiting www.cpsbc.ca/programs/dap.
Notification of reprimand re: John Arnold Fuller
Dr. John Arnold Fuller, an orthopedic surgeon, has acknowledged and admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct by prescribing to a person with whom he had a personal and non-professional relationship.
The full notification is available here.
Disciplinary action re: Dr. Stephen Michael Milne
Dr. Stephen Michael Milne, a general/family practitioner, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.
The full disciplinary action is available here.
Educational registration display in the online physician directory
Effective July 19, 2017, all registrants in the educational class will be listed in the online physician directory accessible on the College website.
The educational class of registration includes:
- medical students (year 1, 2, 3, 4)
- medical students (independent visiting, UBC visiting)
- postgraduate (fellow)
- postgraduate (resident, resident elective, resident-clinical associate)
- postgraduate (trainee)
- clinical trainee
The information published in the physician directory includes:
- full name
- educational registration status
- place of education
- regulatory actions (if any)
The physician directory does not include an educational registrant's address, phone number, or email address.
The physician directory allows faculty and health authority personnel to confirm a learner's registration status in real time, online.
For more information on how to conduct a search for an educational registrant, click here.
Office closed on July 19, 2017
The College will be closed at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, and will resume business at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
Now online: College 2016/17 Annual Report
The College is pleased to announce that the 2016/17 Annual Report, audited financial statements and committee chair reports have been published on the College website. This past year, the College acknowledged its 130th anniversary. A lot has changed in 130 years. Today, the College operates in a complex health system made up of many agencies with different mandates, and numerous individuals with unique perspectives. The Annual Report provides an overview of how the College and its partners have worked together to ensure our provincial health system is responsive to the needs and expectations of all British Columbians.
Tell us what you think about this year's Annual Report by completing a brief survey.
Now online: College Connector Volume 5 | No. 3
May/June issue now available. Read it here.
College Bylaws Amendment: Methadone Maintenance Program
Effective June 5, 2017, sections 1-19, 9-2 and 9-3 of the College Bylaws have been amended.
These amendments repealed existing sections of the Bylaws that directed the former Methadone Maintenance Program.
With the establishment of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), most components of the College’s former methadone program will transition to the centre, including authorizing exemptions to physicians who wish to prescribe methadone for opioid use disorder under section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The BCCSU will assume full responsibility of the program effective June 5, 2017.
This transition will allow the College to focus its efforts on the enhanced monitoring of all prescriptions for medications that pose challenges to patient safety. The College will continue to recommend to the federal minister of health authorizations to physicians who wish to prescribe methadone for analgesia, and provide duplicate prescription pads through its usual ordering process.