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February 10, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 9 | No. 1

January/February issue now available. Read it here.

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February 2, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Phone Maintenance – February 2, 2021

The College is currently experiencing technical issues which may result in longer wait times to reach the contact centre by phone.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

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February 1, 2021  | Posted in: Announcements

Maria Ezzati sentenced in contempt of court case for illegally injecting people with Botox and dermal fillers

On January 29, 2021, Ms. Maria Ezzati was sentenced in the Supreme Court of BC to six months in prison for contempt of court. Ms. Ezzati had admitted in August 2020 of being in contempt of court by injecting people with botulinum toxin (Botox) and dermal fillers. Ms. Ezzati was also ordered to pay the College’s special costs and a $15,000 fine. A portion of the fine will be paid to the College to reimburse people who received an injection from Ms. Ezzati.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 8, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 8 | No. 6

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

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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.

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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.

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