What’s New

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.

Introducing BC’s newest regulatory college: the BC College of Oral Health Professionals

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. 

BCCOHP Board Meeting Notice – Thursday, September 1, 2022

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

What oral health professionals need to know in advance of amalgamation on September 1

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

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…