Update regarding certificates of professional conduct

Effective March 1, 2019, the standardized template for certificates of professional conduct (CPC) issued by the College will be revised.

As much as the Health Professions Act and the College Bylaws allow, the College will be amending the information provided on CPCs in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC). FMRAC's Policy on Disclosure of Professional Information provides guidance on the content of a CPC in an attempt to standardize the information provided by Canadian colleges.

The changes will include

  • a more consistent approach to the reporting of complaints and dispositions, 
  • an explanation for any blank sections, 
  • a specific date for when the collection of particular types of information commenced, and 
  • where known, documentation of a physician's name change, history of findings of guilt or pending charges, and history of professional litigation.

Consent to a Certificate of Professional Conduct form

To coincide with the release of the new CPC template on March 1, 2019, the College will release a revised Consent to a Certificate of Professional Conduct form. The form must be completed by the physician and returned in its entirety to the College. Both old and new consent forms will be accepted until April 30, 2019. From May 1, 2019 onwards only the new form will be accepted and old forms will be returned to the physician.

Questions regarding CPCs can be sent by email to cpc@cpsbc.ca.