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Posted Date: January 25, 2018

The latest issue of Access newsletter has been released. Included in this issue: Root of the Matter: Naloxone Update; Renewal is Open; Inquiry Committee Investigations Review; and the 2018 Board Elections.

2018/19 Renewal Period OPEN

Posted Date: January 08, 2018

The 2018/19 Renewal Period is now open.  All registrants are required to renew their annual licence prior to the deadline of February 28, 2018,  in accordance with section 21 of the Health Professions Actany registrant that fails to renew before February 28, 2018 will be removed from the register of dental hygienists in British Columbia effective March 1st, 2018 and may not practice dental hygiene until reinstated.

Quality Assurance Program Online Learning Plan Webinar

Posted Date: July 12, 2017

The QAP Online Learning Plan (OLP) webinar that was presented on April 6th and June 14th, 2017 is now available on-demand.

Please click here  to view the webinar.


Act amended to allow Dental Hygienists to Administer Naloxone in ‎an Emergency

Posted Date: October 21, 2016

Amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) have come into effect that allow all health professionals regulated by the HPA, including Dental Hygienists, to administer naloxone in an emergency situation to a person they suspect is suffering from an opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered by injection or intranasally.  As a professional, you are required to ensure that you are properly educated and/or trained before providing care.  We are continuing to work with all stakeholders on this important issue. More information related to how to obtain naloxone kits and educational resources will be distributed shortly.

What Qualifies for CC Credits?

Posted Date: August 12, 2016

With less than six months remaining in the year, some dental hygienists whose CC or QAP Cycle is ending on December 31, 2016 may be looking toward getting those last few activities to hit the 75 credit mark. Did you know that the College has published some excellent resources for dental hygienists to assess proposed activities?

The QAP Continuing Competency Program Reference Information document outlines the principles behind, and obligatory requirements to, lifelong continuing learning for healthcare professionals.

The Framework for Continuing Competency Activities (or CC Credit Framework) is a table demonstrating the broad variety of activities which registrants may participate in to obtain credits, as well as limits on credits earned and helpful forms which might be required for credits to be eligible for submission.  

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