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Ministry of Health confirms name of new multi-profession college - February 28, 2024

The Ministry of Health has deposited regulation changes that reflect the final name for the new multi-profession regulatory college that will amalgamate: The College of Optometrists of BC The College of Opticians of BC The College of Dietitians of BC The College of Occupational Therapists of BC The College of Physical Therapists of BC The […]

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Amalgamation Announcement – CEO Appointed - February 2, 2024

In anticipation of the amalgamation of the College of Optometrists of BC, College of Dietitians of BC, College of Occupational Therapists of BC, College of Opticians of BC, College of Physical Therapists of BC, College of Psychologists of BC, and College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC on June 28, 2024, a CEO […]

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Office Closure – Holidays 2023 - December 15, 2023

Please note that the College office will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, at 12:30PM to Monday, January 1, 2024 inclusive. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Name Proposed for New Multi-Profession College - December 4, 2023

On December 1, 2023, the Ministry of Health posted proposed amendments to the regulations of seven colleges to reflect the proposed name for the new multi-profession regulatory college that will be the result of amalgamating the College of Optometrists of BC, College of Dietitians of BC, College of Occupational Therapists of BC, , College of […]

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BC Health Regulatory College Amalgamation | Fall 2023 Update - September 27, 2023

[What] Over the Summer, we have been working closely with the 10 other amalgamating colleges and trusted advisors in planning efforts for amalgamation Day 1 in June 2024. Whilst we’ve been busy there are some key updates to share with you: We have a plan in place to identify, decide and execute on critical priorities for our new multi-professional regulatory college. […]

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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

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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Board Meeting – via Videoconference - October 18, 2023

Posted October 18, 2023

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