As of June 28, 2024, opticians will be regulated by the College of Health and Care Professionals of British Columbia.
The OAC’s next webcast will take place on February 21, 2024.
Dianne Millette has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the new college that will be formed by the June 28, 2024 amalgamation.
COBC is inviting Indigenous peoples and communities to participate in culturally safe and relevant knowledge sharing related to the changes we are making to decolonize our complaints process.
Private healthcare facilities are not included in the new directive; however, masking in all healthcare settings is recommended.
The public health order requiring health profession regulatory colleges to record whether or not their registrants are vaccinated against COVID-19 has been terminated as of July 14, 2023.
COBC’s amalgamation into the new multi-profession health regulatory body will be completed by the end of June 2024.
Beginning in February 2023, COBC registrants and applicants will have the option to self-identify as Indigenous and also indicate whether they would be interested in being contacted by COBC about opportunities to provide their perspectives on regulatory issues related to Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility.
Standard 1 describes how the optician ensures that every aspect of service delivery is centred around the client’s immediate and ongoing visual needs.
In response to the 2020 In Plain Sight report, and in support of our new practice standard, “Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-Racism,” COBC has engaged in a meaningful project that will make Indigenous Anti-Racism a foundational part of our complaints and inquiry system.
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