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Amalgamation Update - June 12, 2024

The amalgamation of this College with the Colleges of Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Opticians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, and Speech and Hearing Health Professionals to form the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC (CHCPBC) will occur on June 28, 2024. Amalgamation Project_C7 Registrant Update_12 June 2024_FINAL

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Move Notice – CDOBC - June 7, 2024

The College of Optometrists of British Columbia is amalgamating with six other colleges to form the College of Health and Care Professionals of British Columbia on June 28, 2024. The College will be moving/ relocating to 200 Granville Street on 28 June, 2024.   Please note: All mail correspondence post June 28, 2024 must be […]

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Minister of Health appoints Board members for new college - June 6, 2024

The Minister of Health has appointed the first Board of the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC (CHCPBC). The Board members will be: Public members Nathan Reginald Doidge Joyce Wynnifred Kenoras Sarah Ann Lalonde John David Meneghello Mary Elizabeth O’Callaghan Allan Paul Seckel (designated Board Chair) Registrant members Jennifer Ann Agnew (physical therapist) Dr. […]

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Board Meeting – via Videoconference - June 5, 2024

A board meeting of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia will take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 10, 2024 via videoconference.

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Amendments made to draft bylaws - June 4, 2024

Amendments have been made to the draft bylaws for the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC. To view the latest version of the draft bylaws and a detailed summary of bylaw amendments, please visit the the bylaws webpage.

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What You Need to Know

Optometrist Directory

Optometrists practice in all parts of our province. To find an optometrist, enter your search below.

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, 2019

Standards 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

Public Notices

Move Notice – CDOBC - June 7, 2024

Posted June 7, 2024

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Draft bylaws for new, multi-professional college available for public feedback - May 1, 2024

Posted May 1, 2024

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Bylaw Amendment - October 26, 2023

Posted October 26, 2023

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