College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC’s (the College) overriding interest is the protection and safety of patients, and the quality of care they receive from licensed physicians in BC. The College maintains high educational standards and licensure requirements and administers a number of quality assurance programs. The College also manages a comprehensive process for addressing public concerns and complaints against physicians. The College was established by the provincial legislature in 1886 as the licensing and regulatory body for all physicians and surgeons in the province. It is governed by provincial legislation (Health Professions Act). Under provincial legislation, the College has authority to:
- Grant medical licences to qualified, competent physicians
- Administer a number of quality assurance programs
- Adjudicate patient complaints
Justice Education Society Resources
Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.
Preparing for a Hearing
If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.