The Provider Registry is the authoritative registry of British Columbia health-care providers' demographic and professional information (e.g., name, identifiers, demographics, expertise, contact and licensing status). This information can be used to maintain internal provider directories within the health sector. The registry also supports activities such as patient referrals and informal consultations between care providers.
Authorized users with a point of service application integrated with the Provider Registry can:
- search for provider demographic and professional information and store the results in their local application;
- receive real time distributions of updated provider information to store in local directories; and
- update a provider's work location information in the Provider Registry.
The Provider Registry standards are developed and managed by the B.C. Ministry of Health.
Download the latest version of the Provider Registry conformance standards here: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/information-standards/software/conformance-standards