To regulate the profession of psychology in the public interest in accordance with the Health Professions Act of British Columbia by setting the standards for competent and ethical practice, promoting excellence and taking action when standards are not met.
News and Announcements
Annual General Meeting and Continuing Competency Presentation
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Registration Open (light dinner provided): Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
AGM and Continuing Competency Presentation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
*Both the AGM and the Continuing Competency presentation count
towards the Continuing Competency requirement, Category A.
Harbour Centre Building, Simon Fraser University
1400 - 1420 Segal Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Royal Roads University at Hatley Park National Historic Site, Mews Lounge
2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, B.C.
Influenza prevention measures to protect patients
VICTORIA – Health authorities in British Columbia are acting on the advice of Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.`s Provincial Health Officer, and implementing measures to better protect patients and seniors from being exposed to influenza.
Beginning this year, health care workers who come into contact with patients at publicly funded health care facilities or in the community, including at long term care facilities, will need to get the influenza vaccine, or wear a mask during the flu season.
Influenza Control Policy
Implementation of Bill 14 and Changes to the Workers Compensation Act
Further to our notice of a few weeks ago, we write to provide an update to registrants on our discussions with WorkSafeBC regarding the July 1, 2012 implementation of legislative changes in the Worker's Compensation Act which have direct impact on the practice of our registrants.
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CHANGES TO THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT
Please note on Thursday, May 31, 2012 the Government of British Columbia passed Bill 14 which made important changes to the Workers Compensation Act which come into effect on July 1, 2012. These changes are centred on recognition, assessment and diagnosis of work-related stressors or trauma as compensable injuries by WorkSafe BC. The College draws registrants' attention to the recognition of psychologists in the amended legislation as designated "qualified practitioners" who, along with psychiatrists, will be authorized to assess and diagnose workers with regard to these expanded areas of compensable work-related injury. The full document can be found here.
2013 Examination Schedule
The 2013 Examination and Workshops Schedule are posted and may be accessed by clicking here.