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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.

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.

November 19, 2020  | Posted in: Regulatory Action

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Bruce Taro Yoneda

Dr. Bruce Taro Yoneda has admitted and/or acknowledged that he engaged in unprofessional conduct.

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.

November 9, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Clarity about the PHO’s orders issued on November 7, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry issued orders on November 7, 2020 specific to Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. Specifically, Dr. Henry ordered that there are to be no social gatherings of any size with anyone other than members of an immediate household.

November 5, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Share your thoughts: public survey on social media and patient recordings now open

The College is seeking public input to learn about experiences and expectations regarding physicians’ and surgeons’ use of: (1) social media; and (2) photographic, video and audio recordings of patients. Members of the public can participate in the survey here.

October 22, 2020  | Posted in:

Sexual Misconduct and Non-sexual Boundary Violations practice standards published

After a comprehensive review process, the Sexual Misconduct and Non-sexual Boundary Violations practice standards have been endorsed by the Executive Committee for publication. These new standards will replace the College’s current Boundary Violations practice standard.

October 22, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Clarification on College requirements for intranasal esketamine

Intranasal esketamine (SPRAVATO®) has been approved for use in Canada following a Notice of Compliance from Health Canada. SPRAVATO® is indicated for use in combination with an oral antidepressant (that is either a SSRI or SNRI) for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults who have not responded adequately to at least two separate courses of treatment with different antidepressants, each of adequate dose and duration, in the current moderate to severe depressive episode.

October 21, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 2-26

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has posted a proposed temporary amendment to section 2-26 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act. The proposed section 2-26 of the Bylaws will will grant discretion to the registrar to defer the requirement for a resident – clinical associate to obtain the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the delays in the administration of the qualifying examinations offered by the Medical Council of Canada.

October 19, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Accessing clinical information while offline via the College library

Did you know that the Best Practice app works even in the absence of an internet connection? Once the app is downloaded and your login credentials verified, if you lose your internet connection, you can still access the collection of evidence-based summaries of clinical topics. Remember to reconnect to wifi when possible to receive updates with the latest clinical information. Instructions for downloading the app are on the Apps and Audiovisual page.