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Unrestricted license in one province entitles licensee to full license in others

The Health Professions Review Board of British Columbia, in an April 30 decision, struck down a requirement from the province's College of Physicians and Surgeons to require reciprocity applicants to be resident in or have other substantial connections to the jurisdiction in which they currently hold a license. The board also struck down another rule which treated unrestricted licenses from certain other provinces as equivalent only to conditional licenses in B.C.

The applicants in the case were four non-Canadian trained physicians who had entered the Canadian licensing system in New Brunswick and later applied for full-specialty . . .

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