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QUALITY ASSURANCE THROUGH COMPETENT & ETHICAL OPTICIANRY SERVICES
Rapid changes in health care technology, research, and healthcare consumer expectations challenges the profession to constantly maintain quality of care. Licensed Opticians need to be aware of new techniques and knowledge that may impact eye care or the services they render to clients. In addition, the public has a right to expect that registered health professionals continually demonstrate proficiency in their chosen field and are not relying on knowledge that was gained when they first entered the profession.

The Health Professions Act requires each Health Regulatory Organization to develop and administer a Quality Assurance Program to assure the quality of the practice of the profession and to promote continuing competence among the members. Currently, the College supports Licensed Opticians in maintaining acceptable ethics, standards, and competence through guidelines and mandatory continuing education (MCE) for both practicing and non-practicing registrants.

Continuing Competency Workshops
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Yesterday, September 22, 2017 |
The COBC is doing workshops on Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 on Vancouver Island to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the times and locations below:
1) Victoria - 9AM to 12PM; University of Victoria Haro Room (3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC); Click here to RSVP

2) Nanaimo - 5PM to 8PM; Coast Bastion Hotel Colville Room (11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC); Click here to RSVP
The COBC is doing workshops on Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 on Vancouver Island to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the times and locations below:
1) Victoria - 9AM to 12PM; University of Victoria Haro Room (3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC); Click here to RSVP

2) Nanaimo - 5PM to 8PM; Coast Bastion Hotel Colville Room (11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC); Click here to RSVP


Nomination to the College of Opticians Board - Electoral District 1 (Lower Mainland)
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September 08, 2017 |
The College is looking for leaders to be nominated from the Lower Mainland to the Board to help regulate the profession. The College is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards of opticianry. As a self-regulating profession, the Board of the College has the important duty of overseeing the College's regulatory activities and is accountable for how the College operates.
The College is looking for leaders to be nominated from the Lower Mainland to the Board to help regulate the profession. The College is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards of opticianry. As a self-regulating profession, the Board of the College has the important duty of overseeing the College's regulatory activities and is accountable for how the College operates.

Professional regulation is evolving so the College is seeking new board members who are innovative, willing to adapt in an ever-changing environment and deeply care about public safety. Successful board members have knowledge and skills in areas like leadership, strategy, stakeholder relations, decision-making, finance, and of-course professional regulation. In addition, it is important that board members are professional, performance-oriented and are aware of self and others.

By nominating yourself or your fellow optician for election, you have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in the regulation of opticianry and ensuring opticians provide safe, quality vision care for all.

Please refer to the applicable documents below. The deadline for nomination is 5:00 pm on October 2, 2017. Nominees must submit completed nomination forms and provide profile information.

a. Notice of Election – Please click here.
b. Nomination for Election Form & sample profile – Please click here.

You can find both of these forms on our website here under election notice and forms.

The College looks forward to your nomination. If you have any questions, please contact the College office at 604-278-7510 or cchong@cobc.ca.


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