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Update to College’s English language proficiency requirements

As of July 1, 2021, the College Board approved the addition of the OET-Medicine and CELPIP-General to the English Language Proficiency Requirements policy as acceptable examinations to demonstrate English language proficiency. Similar to the IELTS-Academic, test results for the OET-Medicine and
June 30, 2021

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 2-19 and 5-25

On September 25, 2020, the College Board approved amendments to section 2-19 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183. By way of background, in May 2019, the College’s Bylaws related to the academic class of registration were amended with the intent to afford the Registration
June 25, 2021

Revised Virtual Care practice standard published

The previously titled Telemedicine practice standard has undergone major revisions based on an extensive consultation with registrants (376 specialists and 889 family practitioners), 379 members of the public, and numerous key health partners. Following this consultation, the newly titled Virtual
June 25, 2021

Four revised practice standards published

The College has revised four practice standards: Leaving Practice, Medical Records, Data Stewardship and Confidentiality of Personal Health Information, Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Primary Care Provision in Walk-in, Urgent Care and Multi-registrant Clinics. The updated versions were
June 24, 2021

2020/21 Annual Report now available

The College is pleased to announce that the 2020/21 Annual Report, audited financial statements and committee reports have been published on the College website. The report provides an overview of the College's work this past fiscal year, including outcomes from the College’s core regulatory
June 23, 2021

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 7-5

On February 28, 2020, the College Board approved an amendment to the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183, specifically, section 7-5. The proposed amendment to section 7-5 allows the College to enforce a new requirement that all registrants practising in community settings (solo
June 22, 2021

Update regarding the MCCQE Part II exam

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on June 10, 2021 that it is stepping away from the delivery of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II going forward. The full MCC statement can be found here. The College will accept the Licentiate of the Medical Council of
June 10, 2021