Dictionary review hub

The provincial privileging dictionaries are live documents and will be adapted as needed to reflect new practices or technologies.

The original privileging dictionaries were developed by more than 300 BC medical professionals and specialty experts. Changes to the dictionaries will occur in iterative cycles of review and refresh. This page features current dictionary refresh activities.

Dictionary review project (2016-19)

Over the 3 year refresh project, all provincial dictionaries will be reviewed and updated. Open a category below to see the status of current reviews.  Follow the links to view and provide input on dictionary drafts or revised final versions.

The dictionaries below are scheduled for review as listed. Any input provided to BC MQI on these dictionaries will be brought forward to the review panel for consideration. See View dictionaries for the current versions of each.

​Wave 2

April 2017 - March 2018

​Wave 3

April 2018 - March 2019

​Wave 4

April - December 2019

Are you a medical professional or specialty expert in a discipline listed below? If so, follow the link to view and provide input on a working dictionary draft.



General Internal Medicine DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/general-internal-medicine-draftGeneral Internal Medicine DRAFT
Dermatology DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/dermatology-draftDermatology DRAFT
Emergency Medicine DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/emergency-medicine-draftEmergency Medicine DRAFT
Clinical Practitioner in Oncology DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/clinical-practitioner-in-oncology-draftClinical Practitioner in Oncology DRAFT
Critical Care Medicine DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/critical-care-draftCritical Care Medicine DRAFT
Urology DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/urology-draftUrology DRAFT
Acute Stroke EVT DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/acute-stroke-evt-draftAcute Stroke EVT DRAFT
Psychiatry DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/psychiatry-draftPsychiatry DRAFT
Procedural Pain Management DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/procedural-pain-management-draftProcedural Pain Management DRAFT
Anesthesiology DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/anesthesiology-draftAnesthesiology DRAFT
Diagnostic Radiology (inc Nuclear Medicine) DRAFThttp://bcmqi.ca/credentialing-privileging/dictionaries/dictionary-review-hub/diagnostic-radiology-(inc-nuclear-medicine)-draftDiagnostic Radiology (inc Nuclear Medicine) DRAFT

The scheduled reviews of these dictionaries are now complete. Final approvals and implementation are underway.



The following new or revised dictionaries have been approved and are now available in the View dictionaries section.