ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC SURGEONS
Our Mission Statement
Protecting the public’s right to excellence in podiatric medicine and surgery
The College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia (CPS-BC) is established by the BC Health Professions Act (HPA) to regulate the practice of podiatric medicine, or podiatry, within the province.
Like the other HPA ‘colleges’ for BC’s various health professions, the CPS-BC is solely a regulatory, rather than an educational, body.
All regulatory colleges are obligated to protect the public interest in a competent and ethical standard of care by practitioners. We govern the professions and protect the public by overseeing the conduct and competence of our registrants; by setting, monitoring and enforcing standards for admission and practice of the professions. The Colleges must, in everything we do, act only in the public interest.
The College has a legislated duty to serve and protect the public. It must establish and administer registration, inquiry and discipline procedures that are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
A member of the BCHR
The College is a proud member of the BC Health Regulators group. See more about the BCHR.