Handbooks & Guides

Doctors of BC provides a range of guides and resources so that physicians are aware of programs and initiatives that are available to you. It is part of our commitment to providing value to our members by enhancing your professional satisfaction.

Guides and Resources on this Page

  • Rural Programs Guide and resources
  • Resource- Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)
  • CME Handbook and resources
  • Fee Guide
  • British Columbia Driver Fitness Handbook and resources

Rural Programs Guide and Resources

Guide to Programs for Rural Physicians

This guide outlines the programs available to rural physicians, including:

  • Rural Retention Program (RRP)
  • Isolation Allowance Fund (IAF)
  • Northern & Isolation Travel Assistance Outreach Program (NITAOP)
  • Rural GP Locum Program (RGPLP)
  • Rural Education Action Plan (REAP)
  • Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF)
  • Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME)
  • Recruitment Incentive Fund (RIF)
  • Recruitment Contingency Fund (RCF)

These programs were created through the Subsidiary Agreement for Physicians in Rural Practice. Contact Meredith Cormier at mcormier@doctorsofbc.ca for more information.

Resource- Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)

The RCCbc develops and supports strategies that improve the health of individuals and rural communities.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Handbook and Resources

CME Handbook for Coordinating a CME Event

A practical, concise guide to help CME providers plan a group event. The handbook includes planning and evaluation templates, accreditation at a glance, and writing learning objectives.


Fee Guide

The Doctors of BC Fee Guide (restricted member-only access) 

This document is maintained and updated for the benefit of Doctors of BC members. The guide differs from the Medical Services Plan Payment Schedule in that it contains MSP and WCB fees, as well as suggested fees for private services and uninsured services.

Quick-link Sections of the Fee Guide

British Columbia Driver Fitness Guide

RoadSafetyBC is now supporting the 2016 Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Medical Standards for Drivers. The CCMTA drivers’ guide replaces the BC Guide in Determining Fitness to Drive, last updated in 2010, and the Driver Fitness Handbook for Medical Professionals (although these will be archived on the RoadSafetyBC website). The CCMTA guide is in electronic format with links to guidelines, forms, and useful information for physicians.

The CCMTA is a non-profit organization that coordinates all matters dealing with the administration, regulation, and control of motor vehicle transportation and highway safety across the country.

The CCMTA guide will be used as both a reference for clinicians and as a tool for the licensing authority, and balances national consistency with provincial flexibility.  

RoadSafetyBC has supplemented the CCMTA Guide with BC specific guidelines for assessment parameters and reassessment intervals. These guidelines are embedded in the medical condition chapters.  Additional BC specific content has also been added to the sections preceding the medical standards.

The CCMTA guide focuses on functional ability to drive rather than medical diagnosis, and is reviewed annually by licensing authorities, clinicians, and researchers from across Canada to ensure it remains current and reflects existing medical opinion and advances in research and knowledge.

Please click on the link to the RoadSafetyBC site where the new guide can be found.

If you have any questions, please contact RoadSafety BC driver medical fitness staff via a dedicated phone line for medical professionals at: 250 953 8612 or by email: roadsafetybc@gov.bc.ca.

If you have a physician’s report or medical information to submit to RoadSafetyBC, please fax it to: 250 952 6888.