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June 23, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Important notice regarding Sublocade

Sublocade is an extended-release formulation of buprenorphine for the management of opioid use disorder that was made available in British Columbia on April 30, 2020, through Pharmacare Special Authority.

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June 23, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: 2019/20 Annual Report

The College is pleased to announce that the 2019/20 Annual Report, audited financial statements and committee chair reports have been published on the College website.

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June 19, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Response to allegations of racism in the ER

The College has been made aware of the horrific allegations of racism towards Indigenous people involving a “game” to guess the blood alcohol content of patients coming into the ER, and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into the matter, as reported by Minister Adrian Dix today. The allegations suggest conduct that is absolutely inexcusable for any health-care provider, especially in emergency rooms where people are most vulnerable and rely on medical professionals to care for them in their time of need.

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June 9, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Standing up for all people: why silence on racism is not an option

While systemic racism and discrimination seem very much like the “issue of the day,” people around the world, and here in our own communities, have confronted racism and other forms of discrimination for much of our history. The College recognizes the collective power of a unified stance against discrimination, and that it cannot stay silent on such an important issue. This is why we have spoken out against discrimination in all its forms, including the recent rise of anti-Asian discrimination in our province, and the systemic racism faced by Black, Indigenous, and people of colour.

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June 2, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 8 | No. 3

May/June 2020 issue now available. Read it here.

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June 1, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaws updated

Section 2-24 and Schedule "A" of the College Bylaws have been updated, effective May 29, 2020.

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May 29, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Part 2, section 4-10, and Schedule "D"

The Amalgamation Transition Steering Committee, acting on behalf of the boards of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia, has approved the posting of proposed bylaw amendments for the amalgamation of the two colleges.

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May 28, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaws updated

Section 2-16 of the College Bylaws have been updated, effective May 27, 2020.

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May 14, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

College closed on Monday, May 18

The College will be closed on Monday, May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day.

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May 11, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Revised Complementary and Alternative Therapies Standard Published

Based on feedback gathered from a public and physician consultation, several revisions were made to the Complementary and Alternative Therapies practice standard. The Executive Committee approved the revised standard at its meeting on April 16, 2020. View the revised standard here. To view a short video outlining the standard’s core principles, click here
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