Volume 3 | No. 1 | January / February 2015

Registrar's message

College Board prioritizes enhanced office assessment program for 2015

While health professionals have a duty to be aware of and compliant with practice standards, it is the regulator’s job to develop effective standards and implement inspection processes to ensure they are being followed.

Updates from the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program

Physicians working in non-hospital facilities should read and be aware of the following three important updates from the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program:

  • Skin preparation—a collaborative effort
  • Illicit drug users come from all socio-economic groups
  • Reminder to physicians who are preceptors to residents and fellows in non-hospital facilities

New or updated professional standards and guidelines

The College develops Professional Standards and Guidelines to assist physicians in meeting high standards of medical practice and conduct. The topics addressed focus on specific issues that are relevant to the practice of medicine. Physicians are encouraged to become familiar with the College's Professional Standards and Guidelines. The Professional Standards and Guidelines are reviewed regularly and may be updated over time.



The College Connector is sent to every current registrant of the College. Decisions of the College on matters of standards and guidelines are contained in this publication. The College therefore assumes that each registrant is aware of these matters. Questions or comments about this publication should be directed to communications@cpsbc.ca.

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