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When reporting on regulatory actions, please provide the name and location of the physician in full in order to avoid confusion with any other physician who may have a similar name or initials. For media inquiries, please contact communications and public affairs at communications@cpsbc.ca.
August 24, 2018  | Posted in: College News

Unlicensed medical practitioner found in contempt of court orders to stop practising medicine

Situations such as this serve to remind the public of the importance of seeing a regulated and licensed health professional. 

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June 4, 2018  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

Revised continuity of care practice standards published

Leaving Practice, Care Coverage Outside Regular Office Hours, and Ending the Patient-Physician Relationship have been revised and published to the College website.

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June 4, 2018  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

Revised Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives practice standard published

The revised Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives practice standard has been published to the College website.

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June 4, 2018  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

New Prescribing Methadone practice standard

A new practice standard, Prescribing Methadone, has been published to the College website.

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March 15, 2018  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

College granted permanent injunction for unlawful practice of medicine

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has been granted an order by the BC Supreme Court prohibiting Damy Tan (also known as Christina Sun) from providing, advertising or charging a fee for services related to mole removal so long as she remains a person who is not a registrant of the College.

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January 18, 2018  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

New reprocessing requirements for ultrasound probes

The Ministry of Health has directed that the Provincial Infection Control Network of BC’s Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection in Medical Ultrasound to Prevent Human Papillomavirus Transmission must be implemented as soon as possible and no later than July 31, 2018.

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January 10, 2017  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

College warns public of a potential health risk following a search and seizure of a home in Delta

On December 20, 2016, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia was granted an order by the BC Supreme Court to enter and search a residence located at 10519 Modesto Place in Delta, BC where the College had reason to believe that Ms. Zhuo (Sabrina) Li was operating a business under the name of Sabrina Permanent Make-up Studio Inc., and providing cosmetic medical services which she is not qualified or legally authorized to perform. 

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October 20, 2016  | Posted in: College News, Regulatory Action

Notification of reprimand re: Dr. Donald Albert Sander

Dr. Donald A. Sander, a family physician, has acknowledged and admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct by failing to comply with the College’s standard on the timely transfer of medical records to another physician.

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August 3, 2016  | Posted in: College News

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia granted a permanent injunction for the unlawful practice of medicine

On July 21, 2016, the BC Supreme Court granted an Order prohibiting Mobile Life Imaging LLC (MLI) and Mr. Randy Spielvogel, both of North Dakota, USA, from providing any service, or facilitating the provision of any service, that may only be provided by a registrant of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and that may only be performed in a facility accredited by the College’s Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP); using any titles reserved exclusively to registrants of the College in British Columbia; and using any name, title, description or abbreviation of a name or title that expresses or implies that he is a registrant of or associated with the College.

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June 1, 2016  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

College Board adopts new professional standard on safe prescribing to address public health emergency related to opioid overdoses

At its recent meeting, the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC adopted a new professional standard, Safe Prescribing of Drugs with Potential for Misuse/Diversion, to assist physicians with the challenging task of prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines and other medications.

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