Statement on the government steering committee’s recommendations on health profession regulation modernization
The government multi-party steering committee announced today its latest recommendations and next steps to modernize BC’s health profession regulation. The College fully supports the steering committee’s efforts to put patient safety and transparency at the forefront of health regulation, and looks
August 27, 2020
On August 5, 2020, Ms. Maria Ezzati appeared in BC Supreme Court and admitted to being in contempt of court by injecting people with Botox and dermal fillers, which violated an injunction prohibiting her from providing any service that may only be provided by a registrant of the College. Ms. Ezzati
August 06, 2020
The College has been made aware of the horrific allegations of racism towards Indigenous people involving a “game” to guess the blood alcohol content of patients coming into the ER, and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into the matter, as reported by Minister Adrian Dix today. The
June 19, 2020
Dr. Jeannine Olszewski has has admitted and/or acknowledged that she breached the conditions of her Undertakings to the College. The full notification is available here.
June 18, 2020
While systemic racism and discrimination seem very much like the “issue of the day,” people around the world, and here in our own communities, have confronted racism and other forms of discrimination for much of our history. The College recognizes the collective power of a unified stance against
June 09, 2020
Dr. Salem Adnan Al Asousi has admitted and/or acknowledged that he was found to have committed gross misconduct by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in July 2018. The full notification is available here.
June 02, 2020
Dr. Charles James Marke admitted to engaging in professional misconduct. The full notification is available here.
June 01, 2020
Section 2-24 and Schedule "A" of the College Bylaws have been updated, effective May 29, 2020. The new section 2-24 of the Bylaws will allow eligible practitioners with some medical training to be registered on a restricted class of registration called the “associate physician class” to provide a
June 01, 2020
The Amalgamation Transition Steering Committee, acting on behalf of the boards of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia, has approved the posting of proposed bylaw amendments for the amalgamation of the two colleges. The
May 29, 2020
Section 2-16 of the College Bylaws have been updated, effective May 27, 2020.
May 28, 2020
Based on feedback gathered from a public and physician consultation, several revisions were made to the Complementary and Alternative Therapies practice standard. The Executive Committee approved the revised standard at its meeting on April 16, 2020. View the revised standard here. To view a short
May 11, 2020
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC drafted new Bylaws in 2019 to allow practitioners with some medical training to work under supervision in acute care settings to increase capacity and service delivery. The proposed new class of registration—“associate physician”—is similar to other
April 02, 2020