The Health Professions and Occupations Act, which will replace the Health Professions Act as the governing legislation for health regulatory colleges in BC, has received Royal Assent and is now law in British Columbia.
Non-registrants who assist RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs with providing aspects of speech and hearing health services to clients function as Communication Health Assistants (CHAs). Registrants need to be familiar with requirements for working with CHAs.
All RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs have requirements for obtaining and documenting consent from clients before providing health services. Registrants who assign and delegate Communication Health Assistants (CHAs) to provide aspects of speech and hearing health services to clients have additional consent requirements.
CSHBC has prepared scenarios that outline the responsibilities for CSHBC registrants when delegating aspects of practice to Communication Health Assistants (CHAs).
CSHBC will increase certain fees for applicants and registrants and introduce new fees for registrants with multiple registrations. As set by the BC Ministry of Health, the adjusted fees are effective December 7, 2022.
CSHBC has compiled questions about the College’s increased and new fees and provided detailed answers for registrants and applicants.
The BC Government has introduced new legislation to replace the Health Professions Act. On October 19, 2022, Health Minister Adrian Dix tabled the replacement legislation: the Health Professions and Occupations Act.
CSHBC has published the College’s 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements.
CSHBC has joined the BC Public Advisory Network (BC-PAN) as a college partner. The BC-PAN helps BC’s health regulatory colleges seek public input on important issues related to health regulation.
CSHBC has published a new certification program for Certified Practice (CP) Certificate G: Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration Assessment & Management.