COVID-19 Information for Registrants

CSHBC has developed guidance for registrants returning to community practice. See Guidance for Providing In-person Community Care.

CSHBC News and Notices to the Professions on COVID-19

 

CSHBC releases guidance for providing in-person community care and Provincial Health Officer issues update on resuming health services

May 15, 2020

CSHBC has posted guidance for providing in-person community care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has also issued an update to regulated health professionals on resuming health services. Read more

BC’s Restart Plan: Phase 2 in development

May 12, 2020

Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan is scheduled to begin in mid-May, and includes the restoration of health-related services under enhanced protocols. Until these protocols are released, CSHBC recommends that registrants continue to comply with the current orders and direction of the Provincial Health Officer and the College on COVID-19. Read more

CSHBC statement on hearing aids dispensed directly from manufacturers to clients

May 5, 2020

CSHBC has issued a statement about hearing aids dispensed directly from manufacturers to clients, and provided a reminder about precautions for registrants to follow when dispensing hearing aids. Read more

Information about personal protective equipment (PPE) and routine precautions

May 5, 2020

CSHBC does not regulate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), but the College has compiled information about PPE and routine precautions. Read more

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Changes to application process for audiology, speech-language pathology, and hearing instrument dispensing applicants due to COVID-19

April 30, 2020

There are important updates for applicants on the pathway to become Registered Audiologists, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioners, and Registered Speech-Language Pathologists in BC, due to the impact of COVID-19. Read more

CSHBC registrants: updating contact information

April 24, 2020

CSHBC registrants are asked to ensure the College has their up-to-date email addresses and other contact information. This is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when CSHBC is updating registrants on guidance regarding practice. Read more

Guidance to registrants on COVID-19: Stay the course

April 21, 2020

Recommendations to registrants for suspending practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, subject to allowable exceptions, remain fully in effect. Read more

Registration for Fall 2020 licensing exams currently on hold

April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting processes and timelines for registration of new graduates. Until further notice, applicants are advised not to begin the process of enrolling for the CETP Exam until CSHBC provides further information specific to BC. Read more

COVID-19: CSHBC recommendation that registrants in private practice suspend in-person elective and non-essential services continues until further notice

March 30, 2020

CSHBC advises registrants that the recommendation that registrants in private practice suspend in-person elective and non-essential services remains in effect until further notice. Read more

CSHBC directs registrants to proceed with registration renewal – deadline: March 31, 2020

March 25, 2020

CSHBC directs registrants who have not renewed their registration for 2020/2021 to proceed with renewing their registration in the College’s Registrant Portal, which has been adjusted to enable an installment plan, implemented in light of the situation with COVID-19. Read more

COVID-19: Questions & Answers about the Provincial Health Officer’s March 23, 2020 update for regulated health professionals

March 25, 2020

CSHBC has compiled questions and answers about Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s March 23, 2020 update for regulated health professionals in BC. Read more

COVID-19: Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issues expectations for regulated health professionals

March 23, 2020

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued an important update for regulated health professionals in BC about providing patient and client care in community settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Providing virtual care during COVID-19 pandemic

March 22, 2020

Registrants may consider offering “virtual care,” when and where appropriate and according to client ability, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registrants offering virtual care must adhere to CSHBC standards of practice and other guidelines, and keep in mind privacy concerns. Read more

Updated CSHBC Registration Renewal FAQs

March 20, 2020

CSHBC has compiled questions and answers about registration renewal, including FAQs about how registration renewal for 2020/2021 is different due to COVID-19. Read more

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Enhanced infection control for private clinics that remain open

March 19, 2020

CSHBC registrants are reminded that good infection control procedures are imperative to good client care. In the absence of a public health directive ordering private clinics to close, there are some enhanced procedures that will help limit spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read more

CSHBC implements installment plan for registration renewal fees

March 18, 2020

In light of the situation with COVID-19, the CSHBC Registration Committee passed a one-time emergency resolution that enables CSHBC registrants to pay registration renewal fees for 2020/2021 in an installment plan. Click “Read More” to read the emergency resolution. Read more

CSHBC recommends registrants in private practice suspend in-person elective and non-essential services; implements installment plan for registration renewal fees; and suspends Practice Review pilot for RSLPs

March 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, CSHBC strongly recommends that all RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs who work in private practice conduct a risk assessment, suspend in-person elective and non-essential services, and only provide urgent and emergent services. CSHBC’s Registration Committee passed a one-time emergency resolution that enables registrants to pay registration renewal fees for 2020/2021 in an installment plan. CSHBC is also suspending the Practice Review pilot for RSLPs. Read more

Guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus) from Provincial Health Officer for health care workers

March 16, 2020

BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has issued two letters to health care workers providing guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read more

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