March 01, 2017   | Posted in:

College Bylaw Amendment: Section 10-1

On November 24, 2016, the College Board approved amendments to section 10-1 of the Bylaws made under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

As set out in the regulations for the practice of medicine, physicians are not permitted to dispense (sell) drugs to patients unless they have been authorized by the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Any physician who has obtained authorization by the Board to dispense must follow the standards for dispensing practitioners as set by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. The proposed Bylaw amendment aligns with the College’s revised standard, Sale and Dispensing of Drugs by Physicians, which was approved by the Board on November 23, 2016.

For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.

The notification period for review and comment is now closed.

 

February 17, 2017   | Posted in:

Notification of Bylaw Amendment – Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program

In 2016, the College Board set out a strategic direction for the revision of the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program Bylaws. The focus of the revisions to the Bylaws include: strengthening the role of facility medical directors, enhancing privileging and credentialing, separating the accreditation of new and existing facilities, and increasing public access to information.

For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.

The notification period for review and comment is now closed.
February 17, 2017   | Posted in:

Important notice regarding applications for registration during the spring and summer

Due to the heavy volume of applications expected from graduating residents over the next few months, the College has imposed the following timelines:  

  1. All new applicants who require registration and licensure for independent practice with an effective date of July 1, 2017 must submit their application prior to April 1, 2017.
    Note: This does not apply to UBC graduating residents. 
  2. Due to the timing for the availability of the documents required by the College, residents graduating from outside of British Columbia should expect to have their licence issued on or after July 10, 2017.
  3. Residents graduating from the University of British Columbia will be receiving information regarding the registration process from that institution and the College directly.
February 14, 2017   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 5 | No. 1

January/February issue now available. Read it here

February 07, 2017   | Posted in:

Office closed on Monday, February 13

The College will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2017 for BC Family Day, and will resume business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

February 07, 2017   | Posted in:

College Bylaw Amendment: Sections 1-9 and 9-3

With the establishment of the BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), most components of the College’s current Methadone Maintenance 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 on June 5, 2017. To enable this change, the College is seeking to repeal the existing sections of the Bylaws that direct the Methadone Maintenance Program.

For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.

The notification period for review and comment is now closed.
January 10, 2017   | Posted in: ,

College warns public of a potential health risk following a search and seizure of a home in Delta

On December 20, 2016, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia was granted an order by the BC Supreme Court to enter and search a residence located at 10519 Modesto Place in Delta, BC where the College had reason to believe that Ms. Zhuo (Sabrina) Li was operating a business under the name of Sabrina Permanent Make-up Studio Inc., and providing cosmetic medical services which she is not qualified or legally authorized to perform. 

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

January 09, 2017   | Posted in:

College Bylaws

Section 1-8 of the College Bylaws has been amended effective January 9, 2017. 

Section 1-8 of the Bylaws provides that only a registrant in good standing in the full, special, academic, or osteopathic classes of registration, who has a business address in the electoral district for which a vacancy on the Board exists, may stand for election to the Board. The amendment limits elected registrants to those registrants who are not a director or an officer of another organization that would result in a conflict of interest to the College. The revised section of the Bylaws lists the types of organizations that exist in British Columbia where a conflict of interest may arise.

January 03, 2017   | Posted in:

College Bylaws

Schedule A of the College Bylaws has been updated.

December 07, 2016   | Posted in:

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Jeannine Olszewski

The Discipline Committee of the College has determined Dr. Jeannine Olszewski, a family physician, engaged in professional misconduct and contravened sections 4-13(1(a), (b) and (c) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act.

The full disciplinary action is available here.

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