Further to section 35(2) of the College’s Bylaws, the CCBC is delivering notice of the resolutions submitted to the College in compliance with section 35 of the Bylaws for introduction at the extraordinary general meeting on June 5, 2021.
Those resolutions (in order of receipt) and the moving registrants are as follows:
- “Resolved that the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia is encouraged to review and redact the Feb 4th, 2021 amendments to the Personal Conduct Handbook (PCH) Part 2, Part 15, and Appendix L regarding Diagnostic Imaging” (April 30, 2021 – Dr. Mark Foullong)
- “We acknowledge that the amendments to the Professional Conduct Handbook (PCH) Part 2, Part 15, and Appendix L regarding diagnostic imaging are supported by scientific evidence and best practice guidelines, was developed in accordance with a transparent process that included public consultation, and is in the best interest of the public. We resolve that these amendments be upheld.” (May 3, 2021 – Dr. Michael Maxwell)
- “We acknowledge that the Efficacy Claims Policy protects the public by reducing false and misleading marketing, and does not inhibit chiropractors’ ability or scope. We resolve that the CCBC Efficacy Claims Policy be upheld and updated according to the policy.” (May 3, 2021 – Dr. Michael Maxwell)
- “We acknowledge that the research reviews produced by Ontario Tech University have assisted in developing evidence-based regulation in the public interest. We request that this relationship, or a similar relationship with an established research institution, be maintained for the purpose of informing regulation in the public interest using current, unbiased assessments of the evidence.” (May 3, 2021 – Dr. Michael Maxwell)
- “… be it resolved the directors undertake a comprehensive and full examination to include but not limited to Roberts Rules of Order found in bylaw 13, (12), all actions of the board, committee, and staff for transparency, possible apprehension of bias, conflict of interest, and compliance of fiduciary duty. The review and published report with recommendations of and actions to be taken by the Board to be placed on the public CCBC website prior the AGM to be held in 2021.” (May 5, 2021 – Dr. Don Nixdorf)
- “… be it resolved the board of the CCBC conduct a full investigation and review to identify all direct and indirect policies, guidelines, directives, position statements, or other information of other health professions, and institutions such as ICBC or WCB that directly or indirectly fail to serve and protect the public or are not in the public interest because such information influences the public not to attend chiropractic doctors in BC. A report of the findings will identify any third parties influencing patient choice or creating barriers to interprofessional collaboration. The report shall include sources of such information and recommend the means by which compliance with the Health Professions Act may be achieved. An interim report should be provided for public review on the CCBC website at latest 2 weeks prior to the CCBC 2021 AGM and final report published on the CCBC website by March 15 2022.” (May 5, 2021 – Dr. Bruce Russel)
- “… be it resolved the directors of CCBC adopt a clear policy that information considered by the Board must be relevant to chiropractic education, expertise, practice experience, research and be fully disclosed and available to the public unless protected by privacy legislation.” (May 5, 2021 – Dr. Greg Smillie)
Copies of these seven resolutions are linked and available on our website.
The College received four other resolutions that did not comply with the College Bylaws and, therefore, could not be heard at the June 5 meeting.
This meeting is open to the public. Registrants and members of the public who wish to attend may register on the CCBC website.
Only full registrants who are present at the meeting are eligible to vote on the resolutions. All of the resolutions are for the consideration of the Board and are not binding on the Board.