March 8, 2022
For information only:
no action required
A new Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has been issued “to prevent or reduce the risk of the transmission of infection with SARS-CoV-2 by health professionals."
No action on the part of registrants is required at this time.
Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Preventive Measures Order requires the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) to record the COVID-19 vaccination status of all its certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists by March 31, 2022. If requested by CDSBC, registrants must provide proof of vaccination or exemption. It also requires the College to disclose to the PHO or medical health officer, on request, registrant information regarding vaccination status and place of work, either in aggregate or by individual.
CDSBC is currently assessing the specific actions required under the Order. We will provide further information in the next few days. Until that time, we respectfully ask that you
do not send us any inquiries or documentation related to the Order or your vaccination status. For more information, we encourage you to read the
Order via the Government of BC website.