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April 1, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Telemedicine Practice Standard Revised

The Telemedicine practice standard has been revised to clarify that varying requirements exist when prescribing opioid medications and other psychotropic medications.

April 1, 2020  | Posted in:

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 2-24 and Schedule A

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has posted a proposed addition to Part 2, Section B of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act. The new section 2-24 of the Bylaws will allow international medical graduates (IMGs) to be registered on a restricted class of registration called the “associate physician class” to provide a much-needed service in acute care settings.

March 27, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 2-16

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has posted a proposed temporary amendment to its Bylaws in response to the postponement of the spring qualifying examinations offered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Medical Council of Canada.

March 26, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Now online: College Connector Volume 8 | No. 2

March/April 2020 issue now available. Read it here.

March 23, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

College Bylaws updated

Section 2-5 and Schedule A of the College Bylaws have been updated, effective March 23, 2020.

March 20, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Revised Practice Standard and Professional Guideline Published

The Telemedicine practice standard and Referral-Consultation Process professional guideline have been revised to clarify that patients who are referred to specialists via telemedicine must be adequately investigated and treated before the referral is sent. 

March 18, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

COVID-19 – Important Update

To do our part to keep British Columbians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, College employees are working remotely until further notice. 

March 4, 2020  | Posted in: College News

An undercover operation reveals unlawful practice of medicine continuing despite previous court orders to stop

On February 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of BC granted the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC an order to enter and search a property in Vancouver where Ms. Maria Ezzati, who is not a registered or licensed health professional, was suspected of storing cosmetic medical injectables. The search was conducted on February 20, 2020 by private investigators accompanied by Vancouver police officers.

February 19, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Website maintenance – February 19

The College website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on February 19, 2020.

February 19, 2020  | Posted in: Announcements

Upcoming PubMed interface change

At the end of February, PubMed will switch to a new interface.