Duty to report

College registrants have an ethical and legal responsibility to notify the College if they or a colleague have a health issue that impairs their fitness to practise.

Ethical and legal responsibilities

Under the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism and the Health Professions Act (HPA), registrants must notify the College if they or a colleague have a health concern that might impair the quality of medical care they provide to patients.

The legal duty to report also applies to registrants of other health regulatory colleges and health authorities. More information on the duty to report can be found in section 32 of the HPA.

Duty to report guide

Reporting a health concern

Mail, email, or fax the concern in writing, and include any supporting documents or collateral information.

Health concerns can be reported the following ways:

  • by phone at 604-733-7758 extension 2630
  • by email to monitoring@cpsbc.ca
  • by confidential direct fax at 604-646-9110

If the situation is urgent, call us right away at 604-733-7758 (toll-free 1-800-461-3008).

Are you a health professional wondering if you should report the health concern?

If you are unsure if you should report the concern, request to speak with the deputy registrar, health monitoring.

For legal advice, contact the Canadian Medical Protective Association.