Bylaws & Legislation

CSHBC Bylaws

Under section 19 of the Health Professions Act, the CSHBC Board creates and amends the College’s Bylaws. CSHBC Bylaws outline rules for: governance and administration of the College; registration and certification of practitioners in the three professions regulated by the College; and standards, complaints, and discipline. The Bylaws also contain a Registrant Code of Ethics and a Schedule of Fees.

Bylaw Amendments

Notice of Bylaw amendments is distributed to BC health profession regulatory colleges and posted on the CSHBC website to ensure that the public and other interested stakeholders may view all proposed amendments in a timely and transparent manner and provide feedback. In consultation with the Ministry of Health, the Board must approve all Bylaw amendments.

Health Professions Act

CSHBC is one of 20 health regulatory colleges in BC governed by the Health Professions Act. As outlined in section 16 (1), the Act mandates that colleges govern their registrants in the public interest:

Duty and objects of a college

16 (1) It is the duty of a college at all times

(a) to serve and protect the public, and

(b) to exercise its powers and discharge its responsibilities under all enactments in the public interest.

Health Professions General Regulation

The Health Professions General Regulation provides further clarification of the Health Professions Act, including: 

  • The prescribed periods for disposing of complaints
  • The standard form Oath of Office for Board members
  • The reasons for refusing to disclose information contained in the register.

Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation

The Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation defines what constitutes audiology, hearing instrument dispensing, and speech-language pathology, and prescribes:

  • The name of the College
  • The scope of practice of CSHBC registrants
  • The professional titles reserved for the exclusive use of CSHBC registrants
  • Restrictions, limits, or conditions on the practice of audiology, hearing instrument dispensing, and speech-language pathology.

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1S4

Phone: 604.742.6380
Toll-free: 1.888.742.6380