Volume 7 | No. 3 | May / June 2019

Registrar's message: Medicine and morals—managing conflict of interest in practice and in regulation

Conflict of interest, even the appearance of potential conflict, has long been a concern for both physicians and regulators. Physicians are expected to manage conflicts to provide the best care in the interest of their patients. The College must also ensure that conflicting interests are managed to regulate the profession, and to deliver on its mandate of public protection.

Referral-Consultation Process guideline: an obligation to engage collaboratively for patients

An article in the January/February 2019 issue of the College Connector reminded registrants of their obligation to operationalize the Referral-Consultation Process professional guideline in their practices. While most specialists and family physicians have managed to do that, the College continues to hear from individuals in both groups who appear to misunderstand the role of College guidelines.

Walking a mile in your shoes: the Diagnostic Accreditation Program gets assessed

Medical and office staff at diagnostic facilities may sometimes wish that the DAP could walk a mile in their shoes to get a sense of what they go through to prepare for an assessment. Learn more about what the DAP had to do to prepare for its third on-site assessment by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA).

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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