Important COVID-19 websites - April 7, 2020
The College is continuing to ensure all our registrants are provided with the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19. There are numerous sources for information; below are the key websites that registrants should look to for COVID-19 information. BCCDC: http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/ PHO: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus BC Government News: https://news.gov.bc.ca/ Personal protective equipment (PPE) is now being managed by a provincial supply […]Read More
COVID-19 and Conjunctivitis - April 6, 2020
We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well. It has been a challenging several weeks for all. We applaud the efforts and changes you have all made, as we all must continue doing our valuable part, through this global pandemic. Please follow the link, as it contains important information […]Read More
Newly Announced Teleoptometry Fee Codes - April 2, 2020
Urgent COVID-19 Information for Optometrists – Teleoptometry Fee Codes EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY The Ministry of Health has established two new temporary fee items to enable registrants to provide virtual care through video conferencing during COVID-19. The temporary new codes are part of the overall plan to ensure optimal use of healthcare resources, and improve patient flow […]Read More
Essential Services Designation in British Columbia - March 27, 2020
BCDO has confirmed with the Ministry of Health that Optometry is an “essential service” by virtue of the legislative identification of a health profession as defined in the Health Professions Act. The news release issued on March 26, 2020 states “all health care services, including…”, and the Ministry notes that although the “including” and “example” section […]Read More
BCCDC/Ministry of Health: COVID-19 – Unproven Therapies Recommendations - March 26, 2020
While some of you may have already seen this, I want to make sure that you are all aware of a recent posting by the Clinical Reference Group. This group is situated under the planning arm of the provincial Health Emergency Coordination Centre (HECC), to provide clinical advice and guidance related to COVID-19. Last […]Read More
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What Are The Standards of Practice?
All registrants of the College are required to comply with the Standards of Practice. The standards are written in plain language and span the full scope of optometric practice. Every registrant must determine – and accept accountability for – how each standard is implemented. The College provided Statements of Guidance to assist this process. The College views compliance with all standards as fundamental in the delivery of current, high quality optometric services that are safe, effective, and ethical. This in the joint interest of the public and the profession.
Current to May 27, 2019Standards of Practice
What If I Have A Complaint?
The College of Optometrists of British Columbia is committed to serving and protecting the public and carrying out its mandate in a transparent and accountable manner. The College has developed a process, based on best practices, to address concerns and complaints from the public regarding the practice of registered optometrists. Complaints Process File a Complaint