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Interim Registrar announcement

September 16, 2020

COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRISTS OF BC On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the College of Optometrists of BC (“the College”) I wish to announce that the College has appointed, Dr. Mary Watterson, an Interim Registrar, effective Monday, September 14, 2020. Dr. Watterson brings a wealth of experience in Health Regulation in BC, […]

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Announcement of Dr. Dergousoff Interim Registrar resignation

September 10, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the College of Optometrists of BC (“the College”) I wish to advise you that the board has accepted Dr. Dale Dergousoff’s resignation as Interim Registrar, effective Friday Sept. 11, 2020. The board wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Dergousoff for his many years of service to […]

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Provincial government releases final recommendations for modernizing health profession regulatory framework

August 31, 2020

On August 27, 2020, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced the final recommendations in a report delivered by an all-party Steering Committee for changes to the province’s health profession regulatory system. The report, Recommendations to modernize the provincial health profession regulatory framework, has implications for all health profession regulatory colleges in BC. Summary of the recommendations: […]

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Three years in: A report on the achievements since signing the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility

July 8, 2020

Three years in: A report on the achievements since signing the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility, from BC Health Regulators. Now available on the College website.

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Providing In-person community care in British Columbia During COVID-19

May 16, 2020

Providing In-person community care in British Columbia During COVID-19

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COVID-19: May 12th Update

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting state of emergency here in British Columbia has been a challenge for us all, and the disruption caused by this, is one we will all remember. Registrants have weathered the storm as best they could, and we recognize the eagerness to return to caring for British Columbians. We were all […]

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2019 Annual Report

May 7, 2020

The 2019 Annual Report & Audited Financial Statements is now available here.

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COVID-19 Update From The Registrar

May 1, 2020

As we turn another calendar page, we realize that it has been a long time since we have been able to provide routine care to all our patients, who come into our practice for their eye care needs.  This week, the provincial government extended the state of emergency, and we continue to provide urgent and […]

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COVID-19: Important update from the Registrar

April 22, 2020

On March 23, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer addressed all regulated health professionals in BC, regarding the provision of healthcare services. Healthcare professionals were asked to limit the delivery of in-person services in community settings, and this message remains current despite the recent mentioning of lifting some of these measures at a future date. […]

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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 […]

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