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Appointments is the process of becoming a member of the PHSA medical staff (dentists, midwives and physicians).

Credentialing & Privileging

PHSA Medical Affairs is responsible for credentialing and privileging all medical staff at PHSA programs.

The appointment process is comprised of two parts – credentialing and privileging. It is often thought that “privileging” is a synonym for “credentialing” but the two terms have different meanings, as described on the Credentialing & Privileging page. 


PHSA medical staff (dentists, midwives and physicians) must renew their membership with PHSA and undergo review by their leader. This is accomplished through the annual reappointment process. See the Reappointments page. 

C&P Project

PHSA, in collaboration with all BC health authorities, has transitioned to the Provincial Practitioner Credentialing & Privileging (C&P) system (also known as CACTUS). See the C&P Project.

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