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.
Standard 12 describes how an optician respects clients’ rights to the privacy and confidentiality of their personal and health information and complies with applicable legislation at all times.
The work of the COBC (the “regulator”) and the OAC (the “association”) is interconnected. For this reason, it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate the two – and to know who to contact when you have a question. COBC has developed a resource to support opticians and members of the public in understanding the role of each organization.
Standard 9 describes how an optician adheres to the mandated criteria associated with performing independent automated refractions, including obtaining certification.
Refer to the resources in COBC’s Automated Refracting Toolkit for more information.
Standard 11 describes how an optician must take responsibility and accountability for opticianry services provided by personnel who are working under their supervision or to whom they have delegated tasks.
Standard 14 describes how an optician is to maintain accurate, understandable, complete, confidential, and timely client and financial records in accordance with COBC’s bylaws and applicable legislative and regulatory requirements. To support the application of this standard, COBC has developed additional resources that opticians can use in their work: Record Keeping Checklist: Eyeglasses Record Keeping Checklist: Contact Lenses Case Study #1 Record keeping for …
Standard 2 describes how an optician applies verifiable evidence, critical thinking, and professional judgment to all aspects of service delivery.
September 9, 2021 VANCOUVER— In response to the In Plain Sight report, which detailed systemic racism against Indigenous peoples in the B.C. health care system, 11 Health Regulatory Colleges in B.C. have signed a Joint Statement of Apology and Commitments to Action. In the Joint Statement of Apology and Commitments to Action the Colleges state: “As the leaders of health …