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2017 Annual Report

April 27, 2018

The 2017 Annual Report & Audited Financial Statements available here.

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Registrant Name Changes

April 18, 2018

At their February 28, 2018 meeting the board of he College approved amendments to the Policies on Registrant Name Changes. These policies are now in force.

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New CE Accreditation Requirements Posted

January 17, 2018

The College in now accepting applications for continuing education (CE) accreditation by the College. For more information on how to obtain CE activity approval click here. Thank you for your patience.

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Notice of Summer College Office Closure

December 20, 2017

The College office will be closed from Monday, July 30, 2018, through Monday, August 6, 2018. The office will be re-open on Tuesday, August  7, 2018 at 9:00 am.

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Notice of Bylaw Amendment

December 16, 2017

On August 18, 2017 the Board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia (the “College”) approved amendments to the College’s bylaws that are subject to the notice requirements described in section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act (the ”Act”).  The proposed amendments to section 4 (Eligibility for election to the board) clarify and support self-regulatory governance […]

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CDOBC Standards of Practice & Guidance Statements, approved Dec 3, 2017

December 14, 2017

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 […]

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Influenza season officially started on December 1

Among vaccine preventable diseases, influenza causes by far the most deaths, outpacing all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. The College Bylaws (Schedule A – Code of Ethics) require BC optometrists “to keep the health and visual welfare of the patient uppermost at all times”.  The College’s September 4, 2017 e-mail advised all registrants of measures being […]

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