The most comprehensive set of amendments to Bylaws of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC since the College’s inception in 2009 are in force, effective June 29, 2020.
CSHBC has published the amended Bylaws on the Bylaws page. Please note that numerous pages and documents on the CSHBC website, Registrant Portal, and Applicant Portal require updating due to the amendments, and the College will do so as soon as possible. If there are any discrepancies during this transitional period, the Bylaws page will be considered the authoritative version.
CSHBC began development of the amended Bylaws in late 2018. At its December 21, 2019 meeting, the CSHBC Board passed a resolution approving the amendments. In accordance with the Health Professions Act, notice of the amended Bylaws was provided to the Minister of Health, other BC health regulatory colleges, and on the CSHBC website. After the required notice period, the Ministry of Health approved the amended Bylaws in May 2020.
“The amendments improve and align regulatory oversight across all three regulated professions, enhance committee governance, streamline legislation regarding certified practice (formerly “advanced certification”), and better position the College as an effective multi-profession regulator going forward,” said CSHBC Registrar Cameron Cowper.
Key Bylaw amendments
Key changes to the Bylaws include the following:
Registration classification terminology has changed in the amended Bylaws:
- “Active” is now called “Full”.
- “Inactive” is now called “Non-practising”.
- “Conditional Active” is now called “Conditional”.
- There is a new registration category: “HIP Conditional”. The full implementation date for this category has been deferred. CSHBC will provide information about this category at a later date.
Non-practising, Retired, Temporary, and Temporary (teaching) registration
The amended Bylaws clarify the requirements for the Non-practising, Retired, Temporary, and Temporary (teaching) registration classifications, including the requirements for transferring from Non-practising to Full registration.
Notification of change of registration information
The amended Bylaws stipulate that registrants must immediately notify CSHBC of any change of name, address, phone number, email address, or any other registration information previously provided to the College.
The amended Bylaws streamline and clarify the regulation of higher risk aspects of practice as prescribed under the Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation.
Use of titles
The amended Bylaws outline new specific wording that registrants in each registration category may use to describe the reserved titles they are authorized to use, under the Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation.
The amended Bylaws outline an important new Practice Hours requirement.
Continuing Competency Credits for registrants with multiple registrations
The amended Bylaws stipulate that when a registrant is registered in more than one profession, in addition to completing and reporting the required 45 CCCs for the first profession before the end of the cycle, the registrant must also complete and report an additional 15 CCCs for a second registration and another 15 CCCs for a third registration.
A number of other amendments have been made to the CSHBC Bylaws. Registrants are responsible for being fully familiar with the entire amended Bylaws posted on the Bylaws page. Applicants are also responsible for being fully familiar with Bylaws relevant to individuals applying to become RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs.