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January 4, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaws updated

Schedule A and Schedule C of the College Bylaws have been updated.

December 23, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 2-16

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has posted a proposed amendment to its provisional Bylaws. Due to COVID-19, the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification examinations were not offered at their scheduled times. In response, section 2-16 was amended on May 27, 2020 to add subsection (1)(f), which provides the registrar with discretion to waive the sponsorship and supervision requirements for provisional applicants who have completed a residency program in Canada in 2020 until the results are available from the next sitting of the MCCQE Part II and the CFPC or RCPSC certification examinations.

December 22, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Holiday closures 2020

The College will be closed for the holiday season on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 24, 2020
  • Friday, December 25, 2020
  • Monday, December 28, 2020
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020
  • Friday, January 1, 2021

The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021.

December 16, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Office closed today at 12 p.m.

The College will be closed this afternoon (December 16) starting at 12 p.m. We will resume business Thursday, December 17 at 8:30 a.m.

December 8, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 8 | No. 6

November/December 2020 issue now available. Read it here.

November 30, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

The College commits to addressing Indigenous-specific racism within health-care system

On Monday, November 30, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced the release of findings from Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into Indigenous-specific racism in BC’s health-care system.

November 10, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Office closed on Wednesday, November 11

The College will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 for Remembrance Day.

November 9, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Clarity about the PHO’s orders issued on November 7, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry issued orders on November 7, 2020 specific to Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. Specifically, Dr. Henry ordered that there are to be no social gatherings of any size with anyone other than members of an immediate household.

November 5, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Share your thoughts: public survey on social media and patient recordings now open

The College is seeking public input to learn about experiences and expectations regarding physicians’ and surgeons’ use of: (1) social media; and (2) photographic, video and audio recordings of patients. Members of the public can participate in the survey here.

October 22, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Clarification on College requirements for intranasal esketamine

Intranasal esketamine (SPRAVATO®) has been approved for use in Canada following a Notice of Compliance from Health Canada. SPRAVATO® is indicated for use in combination with an oral antidepressant (that is either a SSRI or SNRI) for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults who have not responded adequately to at least two separate courses of treatment with different antidepressants, each of adequate dose and duration, in the current moderate to severe depressive episode.