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April 13, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

2021 Elected Board of the College

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Board election. The following registrants have been elected to serve on the College Board for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2021.

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March 31, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Office closed on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5

The College will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 and Monday, April 5, 2021.

Business will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

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March 17, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Provincial health officer updates order on eligible vaccinators

Dr. Bonnie Henry has updated the order Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization to allow physicians who have been retired from practice for more than three years and eligible international medical graduates to provide COVID-19 immunizations under supervision of a health authority during the declared pandemic.

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March 8, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Seeking public feedback on virtual care

The College is currently in the process of updating a practice standard that outlines the rules physicians and surgeons must follow when providing virtual medical care to patients in BC. To help guide the revisions to the practice standard, the College is interested in learning more about the public's experiences and expectations related to virtual medical care provided by physicians and surgeons. Whether or not you have received virtual medical care, we would like to hear from you!

Please share your feedback with us by completing this short survey before April 9, 2021.

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March 8, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Become a committee member

British Columbians are invited to contribute their knowledge, skills and expertise by sitting as members of College committees. All College committees are comprised of registrant and public members. Committee members are integral to ensuring the College delivers on its mandate to protect the public through effective regulation of the medical profession. They help maintain public confidence in College proceedings and ensure standards are being met.

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March 1, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Important notice for applicants for registration, including graduating residents

If you plan to apply for registration and licensure to practise independently in British Columbia during the spring and summer of 2021, please note that the following timelines are in place due to the high volume of applications expected from graduating residents.

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February 26, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Revised Practice Standard and Professional Guideline Published

After a comprehensive review process, which involved consultations, outreach to multiple stakeholder groups, and review by the Patient Relations, Practice Standards and Ethics Committee, a revised practice standard and professional guideline have been published to the College website:
 
• Photographic, Video and Audio Recording of Patients practice standard (view here)
• Social Media professional guideline (view here)

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February 22, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Revised Practice Standard Published

The Injection of Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers and Venous Sclerotherapy practice standard has been revised to acknowledge that, following a registrant’s assessment of the patient, any nurse holding practising registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives may perform an injection given they have appropriate training. View the updated standard here.

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February 16, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Trauma-informed care reading list

A trauma-informed care reading list has been curated by College librarians and can be found here or on the reading lists page.

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February 11, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Office closed on Monday, February 15

The College will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Family Day.

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