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Discipline hearing adjourned: Dr. Vincent Wally James Senini

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

Board appoints Dr. Chris Hacker as BCCOHP’s permanent Registrar/CEO

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.

Update for oral health professionals

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.

What dental hygienists should know in advance of renewal in 2023

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 to replace Health Professions Act receives Royal Assent

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.

As of September 1, 2022 – the College of Dental Hygienists of BC, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, College of Dental Technicians of BC, College of Denturists of BC becomes…