What's New

Non-Medical Blood Draws

November 25, 2019

Non-medical blood draw requests from police enforcement agencies under the amended Criminal Code of Canada


MOCAP Report Released

December 11, 2018

MOCAP Levels 1-3 and their respective compensation are being maintained. Of the 743 province-wide on call groups active in 2016, most will remain at their current level – however 66 call groups will increase in level and 67 will decrease in level.


Anatomical Pathology Best Practice Documents

November 27, 2018

The Anatomical Pathology Advisory Group of the BC Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has recently posted Anatomical Pathology Best Practice Documents.


PHSA Expanded Mandate

July 4, 2018

PHSA mandate
The Minister of Health has expanded PHSA's mandate and directed its leaders to work closely with health authority and other stakeholders to support one system of care for the province of BC.


New accreditation agreement for BC diagnostic facilities

June 8, 2018

In keeping with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons’s value of transparency, the Diagnostic Accreditation Program is implementing an accreditation agreement for diagnostic facilities in BC.


Out of Province/Out of Country (OOP/OOC) Laboratory & Genetic Testing Program

May 22, 2018

Effective June 1, 2018, the BC Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, under the delegated authority of the Laboratory Services Act, will be responsible for reviewing and making funding decisions on medically appropriate laboratory and genetic tests that are not provided by BC laboratories.


Ministry of Health Expands PHSA Mandate

March 8, 2018

The Ministry of Health has directed PHSA to assume responsibility for BC Clinical and Support Services (BCCSS) effective March 6, 2018.


BC Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - New Medical Lead, Quality and Patient Safety

February 9, 2018

The BC Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine announce the recent appointment of Dr. Jim Hutchinson to the medical leadership position of Medical Lead, Quality & Patient Safety.


BC Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Presentation to the BCALP Executive

December 4, 2017

The BC Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine presented strategic initiatives and working group documents to the Executive of the BC Association of Laboratory Physicians on November 6, 2017.

Summaries of each of the presentations are available in the Documents (Members Only) Section of the website.


BC Medical Quality Initiative - Privileging Dictionaries

February 14, 2017

Privileging dictionary review process
More than 300 BC medical professionals and specialty experts developed the original 62 privileging dictionaries over 3 years.

Changes to the dictionaries will occur in an iterative process, as part of a structured review and refresh of each dictionary’s content. The first cycle of review and refresh will commence in November 2016, and is prioritized in four waves of review


BCCSS Board Members Appointed

January 24, 2017

Five new Directors have been appointed to the BC Clinical Support Services (BCCSS) Society Board.  The new Directors join current members Rick Roger (Chair), Lynn Stevenson (Vice Chair), and Sabine Feulgen.


Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations

November 16, 2016

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Pathologists have released Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations for Interpretive Pathology.