Dr. Vincent Wally James Senini Surrey, BC Updated January 27, 2023: this hearing has been adjourned and a new date will follow. The Inquiry Committee of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) has issued a citation (notice of disciplinary hearing) to inquire into the conduct and competence of Dr. Vincent Wally James Senini. […]
The Board of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Hacker has been appointed Registrar/CEO on a permanent basis.
Chris’s appointment is the result of an independent national search process that took place throughout the fall. He had been serving as Registrar/CEO until the Board’s search process was complete.
Topics covered in this update: 2023/24 annual renewal is coming, Quality assurance deadline, First oral health professionals engagement study, Opportunity for BCCOHP registrants to administer influenza vaccines, Holiday closure.
We provided general information about what would be changing – and what is staying the same – to all oral health professionals.
We are writing to you now in advance of the renewal period to provide some additional information that is specific to dental hygienists.
In preparation for your renewal in early 2023, we have compiled a list of key changes specific to dental hygienists here.
New legislation introduced by the Minister of Health last month to replace the Health Professions Act received Royal Assent on November 24, 2022.
The Health Professions and Occupations Act contains important changes to the way health profession regulatory colleges fulfill our mandate to serve and protect patients and the public.
Information for prescribers: changes to pharmacists’ authority to renew prescriptions, prescribe and administer medications
The Ministry of Health has announced a new health workforce strategy to improve access to health care. One of the actions is that beginning October 14, pharmacists will adapt and renew prescriptions for a wider range of drugs and conditions, and they will be able to administer, further to a prescription, a wider range of drugs by injection or intranasally.
BCCOHP oversees 16,000 oral health professionals, including certified dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dentists, dental technicians and denturists.
Having a single oral health regulator for all oral health professions will improve patient safety, increase public confidence through transparency and accountability, and promote better outcomes for patients.
The first meeting of the Board of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals will take place on day one of the new college: September 1, 2022. BCCOHP’s First Board was appointed by the Minister of Health prior to the amalgamation date for the purpose of providing an orderly transition from the four amalgamating […]
The following message is for all oral health professionals in British Columbia: Effective September 1, 2022, certified dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dentists, dental technicians and denturists will become regulated by the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP). There is nothing that you need to do: the registration or certification that you […]
The notice period for the proposed BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) Bylaws ended on July 27, 2022. The First Board has now approved the proposed bylaws and further revisions.