Practice standards and professional guidelines

The College develops practice standards, professional guidelines and legislative guidance to assist physicians and surgeons in meeting high standards of medical practice and conduct. The topics addressed focus on specific issues that are relevant to the practice of medicine.

Registrants are encouraged to become familiar with these documents and review them regularly as they are routinely updated over time.

BC Physician Privacy Toolkit

This BC Physician Privacy Toolkit has been prepared by the Doctors of BC, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC, as a general guide to assist physicians to meet their obligations under the Personal Information Protection Act.

The common ethical framework to which all physicians and surgeons are bound in the province
How BC physicians in private practice can meet their PIPA obligations
The legislation that provides a common regulatory framework for health professions in BC
The College Bylaws under the Health Professions Act
Additional resources to help patients understand regulation of medical practice in BC