Volume 3 | No. 5 | September / October 2015

Registrar’s message

British Columbia will soon be home to a lab that is expected to provide direct-to-consumer genetic testing services (DTC-GT). While this service is not new, it is believed that a lab such as this one that is operating independent of any research protocol will be the first of its kind in BC, thereby presenting unique challenges for this College and government.

Criminal record check—a statutory requirement

Registrants who do not comply with the completion of the CRC process, including the completion of the fingerprinting where requested, will have their registration and licensure status reviewed by the College. The review may result in action being taken, including the placement of limits and conditions on a registrant’s practice, cancellation of a registrant’s registration and licensure, or disciplinary action.

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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