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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PPE UPDATE

November 9, 2020

On Friday, November 6, 2020, the Ministry of Health issued an advisory regarding the mandatory use of masks in health care facilities and in the provision of health care services in the community. The College confirms this policy to apply to optometry offices as well. A medical mask looks like the picture on the BCCDC […]

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Registrar and CEO employment opportunity

October 26, 2020

The College of Optometrists of BC is seeking a new Registrar. The Registrar/CEO provides leadership to the Board and Staff related to all aspects of the College’s operations. A full profile of this opportunity, the job description and details on how to apply can be found at https://engagedhr.prevueaps.com/jobs/147214-33979.html This posting will be active until November […]

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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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