Community-based registrants who reprocess reusable semi-critical and/or critical medical devices in their clinical offices are identified through the College’s Annual Licence Renewal Form.
Registrants may also be identified through the PPEP physician assessment process.
Does the College have the authority to assess registrants on their medical device reprocessing practices?
Yes. The College has the authority to assess the professional performance of a registrant for the purposes of quality assurance. This is outlined under the authority of section 26.1 of the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183 (the Act) and sections 1-19 and 9-1 of the Bylaws under the Act.
How does POMDRA select its participants?
Annual Licence Renewal Form
Community-based registrants are selected when they indicate on the Annual Licence Renewal Form that they reprocess reusable semi-critical and/or critical medical devices in their practice setting.
Physician Practice Enhancement Program
Registrants may also be identified through the Physician Practice Enhancement Program (PPEP) physician assessment process.
POMDRA applies to all active registrants who practise in a community-based setting. This includes registrants in a solo or multi-registrant clinical office, as well as long-term and short-term locums.
POMDRA does not apply to clinical offices or outpatient clinics which are under the direct jurisdiction of a health authority or hospital and where MDR practices are monitored and evaluated by the health authority.
Can a registrant refuse to participate?
Section 9-1(3) of the Bylaws indicate that a registrant selected for an assessment under this section must co-operate fully with the committee and its assessors, if any.