March 31, 2016   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 2

March/April issue now available. Read it here.

March 18, 2016   | Posted in:

Professionalism In Medical Practice workshop to take place this fall

Led by internationally recognized experts, this interactive workshop will provide physicians with the tools to recognize and safely navigate everyday challenges, while taking care of themselves and their patients.

Professionalism In Medical Practice: Avoiding the Pitfalls will take place from Friday, October 21, 2016 to Saturday, October 22, 2016. Register before September 1, 2016 to receive an early-bird rate. For more details, click here.

February 24, 2016   | Posted in:

2016 dates announced for Methadone 101/Hospitalist Workshop

The Methadone 101/Hospitalist Workshop is presented by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia as an introductory workshop in the use of methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence and in the provision of methadone prescribing for hospital patients (both for analgesia and opioid dependence).

Register now for the upcoming one-day workshop, to be held on April 30, 2016 and October 1, 2016.

February 05, 2016   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 1

January/February 2016 issue now available. Read it here.

January 22, 2016   | Posted in:

College Board approves interim guidance for physician-assisted dying

The College Board has approved interim guidance for the profession on physician-assisted dying (PAD). This decision comes after many months of consideration into the matter, and a consultation period with the profession.

The full media release is available here.

December 30, 2015   | Posted in:

College Bylaws

Schedule A of the College Bylaws has been updated.

November 25, 2015   | Posted in: ,

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Gregory John Wicks

Dr. Gregory John Wicks, a general practitioner, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

The full disciplinary action is available here.

November 20, 2015   | Posted in: ,

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Roy Alan Brown

Dr. Roy Alan Brown, a hospitalist, has admitted to breaching both the College’s prescribing standards and the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics.

The full disciplinary action is available here.

September 21, 2015   | Posted in:

BC Health Regulators launch public safety campaign “Saying you are one doesn’t make you one”

Today the BC Health Regulators, representing  26 regulated health professions governed by 23 colleges, and over 100,000 health professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of its public awareness campaign “Saying you are one doesn’t make you one.” Following the success of last year’s “Our Purpose, Your Safety” campaign, this year’s campaign is designed to encourage British Columbians to obtain health services from licensed and regulated health care professionals.

Featuring children acting as health care professionals delivering services with potentially disastrous, and humorous results, the “Saying you are one doesn’t make you one” campaign sends a compelling message about the risks associated with obtaining services from unlicensed individuals. From dentists to practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine to opticians, regulatory colleges exist to ensure patient safety. British Columbians are encouraged to visit the BC Health Regulators website at www.bchealthregulators.ca to learn more about regulatory colleges in British Columbia, the professions that are regulated, and how they can ensure they are receiving safe and professional health services.

The campaign launches on September 21, and will be found across digital platforms and on television. The television campaign can be found here.  

 

July 22, 2015   | Posted in: ,

Disciplinary action re: Dr. John Francis Joseph David Kinahan

Dr. Kinahan, a specialist in urology, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct by taking a photograph on his personal cellular phone without the patient’s consent.

The full disciplinary action is available here.

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