Last week, CDSBC invited registrants to participate in a confidential online survey regarding the future of oral health regulation in BC and how regulatory changes might impact your practice and the public.
This survey is an extension of the small group conversations that were conducted early this year. Survey responses will inform CDSBC's communications and engagement with registrants as amalgamation proceeds.
Please be sure to look out for the survey in your email.
The survey is conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights, an independent market research company, on behalf of CDHBC, CDTBC, CDSBC and CDBC.
completing the survey, registrants may claim one continuing education credit in
the non-clinical category (select ‘live webinar’ modality) category. Submit now >>
A new harmonized Controlled Prescription Program (CPP) form will be available in June 2021.
Dentists with a full, academic or restricted to specialty registration can prescribe drugs under the Health Professions Act. Dentists may need to administer drugs to provide treatment to a patient or a written prescription may be indicated afterwards.
As prescribers, dentists should familiarize themselves with the new prescription form to facilitate a smooth transition.
The creation of the new harmonized form brings together the two different duplicate prescription forms currently required to be used as part of British Columbia's CPP: the generic CPP form used for the majority of controlled prescriptions, and the methadone CPP form used to prescribe methadone for maintenance treatment.
The benefits the new harmonized CPP form include:
Although dentists do not provide OAT, dentists who prescribe restricted drugs will be impacted by this because the new harmonized pads are replacing duplicate prescription pads.
Note: The sample image of the new form below includes a red x over the section
that does not apply to dentist prescribers, as they do not provide opioid
View New Harmonized Controlled Prescription Program Form
When the new form is available, you may still provide prescriptions written on the current/old forms. It will take some time for prescribers to use up their existing supply of CPP forms and transition to the new form. More details on the phasing out of the current CPP forms will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
you have questions about the implementation of the new harmonized CPP forms and
what this means for you as a registrant, please email email@example.com. Stay
up-to-date on this topic by visiting our Prescribing and Dispensing Drugs web page.
CDSBC's last Board meeting of the 2020/21 board year will be held online on June 11, 2021.
We are unable to have the public and registrants attend online board meetings; however, meeting agendas include a standing time designated for public/registrant comments and questions. Meeting packages are posted on the website approximately one week before the meeting and questions/comments related to the agenda are invited in advance of the meeting via the Board question submission form. The responses to any questions from the public or registrants will be indicated in the meeting minutes, which are posted following the meeting.
Learn more by reading the Public and Registrant Participation Policy.
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CDSBC will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18 for a staff event. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 21.
CDSBC summer hours are in effect from June 25 through September 3, 2021 as follows:
*Reception closes at 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
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