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Disclosure of Adverse or Harmful Events by Physicians or Surgeons

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What do you expect from physicians and surgeons when an adverse or harmful event may have occurred related to your medical care? Share your experiences and expectations in a short survey.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC regulates physicians and surgeons to protect public safety. The College sets out various practice standards and professional guidelines to ensure physicians and surgeons provide safe and ethical care. The College also develops patient resources to help communicate its expectations of physicians and surgeons to the public. The College is now seeking input from the public regarding expectations of physicians and surgeons when disclosing an adverse or harmful event to their patient. If you are interested in sharing your feedback, please participate in a short survey here.

If you have any questions about this consultation or would like to learn more about public engagement opportunities offered by the College, please email

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Laura Klein

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Laura Klein

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