November 6, 2015
The College of Dental Surgeons of BC has published a revised "Boundaries in the Practitioner-Patient Relationship" for consultation. We are pleased that CDSBC and the BC Dental Association both support this document as re-drafted following an earlier consultation.
The draft policy received a substantial amount of feedback from registrants. The Board reviewed the feedback and there was a clear consensus that the profession did not support the boundaries policy as initially drafted.
This document sets out the ethical obligation of registrants to ensure that treatment is appropriate. The key changes from the first draft include:
Feedback was received no later than January 5, 2016 and was submitted in one of two ways:
The consultation is open to members of the public, registrants and CDSBC's partner organizations. Organizations that are being invited to comment include the Ministry of Health, all health regulatory colleges in BC, the First Nations Health Authority, UBC Dentistry, the British Columbia Dental Association, Certified Dental Assistants of BC, Doctors of BC, dental component societies in B.C. and provincial dental regulators across Canada. When the consultation period ends, staff will collate the feedback for consideration by the Board. The intent is to submit the final document to the Board for approval in 2016.