October 21, 2016   | Posted in:

Applicants requiring a new licence

Important notice to all applicants requiring a new licence with an effective date between December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017: please be advised that you must apply for registration and licensure by November 2, 2016, and provide all required supporting documentation to the College (e.g. references, certificates of professional conduct) by December 7, 2016.

October 20, 2016   | Posted in: ,

Notification of reprimand re: Dr. Donald Albert Sander

Dr. Donald Albert Sander, a family physician, has acknowledged and admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct by failing to comply with the College’s standard on the timely transfer of medical records to another physician.

The full notification is available here.

October 11, 2016   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 5

September/October issue now available. Read it here.

October 06, 2016   | Posted in:

College releases new infographic to explain the complaints process

The College has released a new infographic to help patients better understand and navigate through the process for filing a complaint against a BC physician.

The full media release is available here.

September 06, 2016   | Posted in:

Application for medical registration now accepted by British Columbia

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Colombia is now accepting applications for medical registration through physiciansapply.ca.

As more and more medical regulatory authorities across Canada adopt the new application process, candidates will be able to use the system to apply to one or more jurisdictions at the same time.

For more information, see the press release and the Application for medical registration page.

August 31, 2016   | Posted in:

Early office closure notification

Please be advised that the College office will close at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  The College will resume business on Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m.


August 12, 2016   | Posted in:

College Bylaw Amendment: Section 1-8

On April 1, 2016, the College Board approved amendments to section 1-8 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Section 1-8 of the current 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 proposed amendment to the Bylaws would limit 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.

For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.

The 90-day notification period for review and comment is now closed.
August 08, 2016   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 4

July/August issue now available. Read it here.

August 03, 2016   | Posted in:

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia granted a permanent injunction for the unlawful practice of medicine

On July 21, 2016, the BC Supreme Court granted an Order prohibiting Mobile Life Imaging LLC (MLI) and Mr. Randy Spielvogel, both of North Dakota, USA, from providing any service, or facilitating the provision of any service, that may only be provided by a registrant of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and that may only be performed in a facility accredited by the College’s Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP); using any titles reserved exclusively to registrants of the College in British Columbia; and using any name, title, description or abbreviation of a name or title that expresses or implies that he is a registrant of or associated with the College.

The full media release is available here.


July 06, 2016   | Posted in:

New guideline for prescribing methadone and buprenorphine released

The College has released a new guideline to assist physicians who wish to prescribe Suboxone® to treat patients with opioid use disorders.

Physicians in BC should be familiar with the new Methadone and Buprenorphine: Clinical Practice Guideline for Opioid Use Disorder document should they choose to prescribe Suboxone® (sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone), or its generic versions. Further updates will be made to this guideline in the coming months.



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