New longitudinal care payment
December 12, 2019

Community-based family physicians who work under fee-for-service and who care for a panel of patients will soon receive a new annual payment. 

Introduced by the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), the Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) Payment recognizes the long-term...

December 11, 2019

Doctors of BC renewal notices have now been sent to all members in the province. You will note that new this year, members can choose whether to also be a member of the CMA. The choice is yours. The option to “remove” your CMA membership is clearly indicated on both the online and paper version...

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December 10, 2019

This year’s Joint Collaborative Committee’s Pre-Forum event on February 25, 2020 will offer more than 50 presentations and storyboards exploring the theme of “Creating Connections for Health”. Building on the success of last year’s event, where more than half of attendees were physicians, the...

Vanessa's Law
December 6, 2019

Vanessa’s Law comes into effect on December 16, 2019 and requires all Canadian hospitals that have serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or medical device incidents (MDIs) to report them to Health Canada within 30 days of the incident being documented. Examples of ADRs and MDIs include: kidney...

Change to influenza policy
December 6, 2019

The Provincial Influenza Prevention Policy requires that medical staff and other health care providers and contractors in publicly-funded facilities are either immunized or wear a mask when in patient care areas during the flu season. Under the policy introduced in 2012, failure to do this could...