Health Canada Advisory - January 6, 2021
The following information was received today from Health Canada: Health Canada Advisory The link for Health Canada’s Guide 84 seems to be broken. Health Canada’s Bringing health products into Canada for personal use (GUI-0116) provides similar information. Health Canada’s Importing and exporting health products for commercial use (GUI-0117) may also be helpful.Read More
COLLEGE OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE - December 18, 2020
Please be advised that the College office will be closed for the holidays, from December 24 at 12:00 p.m. to January 1 and will reopen January 4, 2021. The Staff of the College joins me in extending our best wishes to you and your family, for a safe and happy holiday season.Read More
Province-wide restrictions: new COVID-19 measures - November 20, 2020
The College continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic closely and takes direction from BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO), the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Health. Effective November 19, 2020, new orders and restrictions were announced by the PHO, including orders about mask use. Masks (non-medical) must by worn […]Read More
Employment opportunity - November 18, 2020
The College of Optometrists of British Columbia is seeking a Coordinator, Registrant Services. The Coordinator will administer registration processes and monitor registrant files and records to ensure compliance with internal policies and legislative requirements. Information on the role, key duties and responsibilities, and the required skills, qualifications and experience are available. WHO WE ARE: The […]Read More
COBC update on mask use following clarification from the Public Health Officer - November 12, 2020
Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has provided further clarification on the scope and application of the Ministry of Health’s policy communique Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In a November 11, 2020 letter to registrars of the BC health professions, Dr. Henry states that the mask use directive in the […]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