March 01, 2017   | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaw Amendment: Section 10-1

On November 24, 2016, the College Board approved amendments to section 10-1 of the Bylaws made under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

As set out in the regulations for the practice of medicine, physicians are not permitted to dispense (sell) drugs to patients unless they have been authorized by the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Any physician who has obtained authorization by the Board to dispense must follow the standards for dispensing practitioners as set by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. The proposed Bylaw amendment aligns with the College’s revised standard, Sale and Dispensing of Drugs by Physicians, which was approved by the Board on November 23, 2016.

For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.