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.
February 02, 2021
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
February 01, 2021
Schedule A and Schedule C of the College Bylaws have been updated.
January 04, 2021
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)
December 23, 2020
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. It is disturbing to learn the extent to which Indigenous-specific racism has been embedded in the health-care
November 30, 2020
Dr. Bruce Taro Yoneda has admitted and/or acknowledged that he engaged in unprofessional conduct. The full notification is available here.
November 19, 2020
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. The revision process for
October 22, 2020
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 will grant discretion to the registrar to defer the requirement for a resident – clinical associate to obtain the
October 21, 2020
Following a recent consultation with registrants and key stakeholders, the Intravenous Therapy in the Community Setting practice standard has been approved by the Board and published to the College website. The intent of this new standard is to ensure patients receive safe care when they are
October 02, 2020
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia held its 2020 Annual General Meeting virtually this morning at 9 a.m. A recording of the meeting is available here.
September 25, 2020
An updated version of the Medical Certificates and Other Third-party Reports practice standard has been published to the College website. The standard has been revised to include clearer language, and a new principle which states that registrants must specify an addressee for whom a medical
September 23, 2020
On August 31, 2020, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (the College) amalgamated with the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia. The amalgamated colleges will continue under the name: College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Read the full media
August 31, 2020