Author Archives: Gabriel McCay

Notice to the Professions /
Updated information regarding BC’s COVID-19 immunization program

Further to the Notice to the Professions dated January 5, 2021,  CSHBC has received additional information from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) regarding BC’s immunization strategy.  Phased COVID-19 Immunization Plan On January 22, 2021, the BC government provided an update on the strategy for the province’s evidence-based COVID-19 Immunization Plan. The plan is focused on […]

CSHBC News /
CSHBC joins Working Group for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario)

CSHBC is pleased to announce that, on January 11, 2021, the College entered into an agreement with three other Canadian provinces to form a Working Group for regulators of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Working Group is composed of representatives of the following regulatory colleges: Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec […]

Notice to the Professions /
New online learning management system for Registrants and Communication Health Assistants

As of February 1, 2021, CSHBC’s online learning courses will be hosted on a new online learning management system (LMS). Since its inception in 2010, CSHBC’s online learning courses have been hosted on the Skilsure LMS. The College is transitioning to another LMS, called Udutu. This system will be available to both registrants and Communication […]

Notice to the Professions /
Invitation to participate in a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) survey

CSHBC is advising registrants of an opportunity to participate in the NFRF Statistics Canada survey. The survey is targeted at Fieldwork Educators, and the aim is to investigate barriers and facilitators in the inclusion of students with disabilities in health and human service professional programs. Please see the letter below from NFRF which contains further […]

CSHBC News /
Updated process for applicants to become RAUDs and RSLPs to register for the Praxis Exams

In September 2020, CSHBC approved the current audiology and speech-language pathology Praxis Exams , administered by Education Testing Service (ETS) as examinations required for entry-to-practice. As of October 9, 2020, candidates were able to register for the Praxis Exams via an interim registration process. We are pleased to report that CSHBC is now fully integrated […]

Notice to the Professions /
Information about BC’s COVID-19 immunization program

As part of British Columbia’s COVID-19 immunization strategy, the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations began the week of December 14, 2020. Two vaccines, the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine, have been approved for use by Health Canada. Learn more about the Pfizer vaccine Learn more about the Moderna vaccine Reminder: Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and guidelines remain in […]

CSHBC News /
CSHBC’s continued commitment to cultural safety in health care

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the Ministry of Health released Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care. This report, which is available in full and summary versions, makes 24 recommendations to support changes in the health care system to eliminate Indigenous-specific racism, systemic racism, prejudice, […]

Notice to the Professions /
Invitation to participate in a Statistics Canada Survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on health care workers

CSHBC is advising registrants of an opportunity to participate in the Statistics Canada survey Impacts of Covid-19 on Health Care Workers:  Infection Prevention and Control. Please see the letter below from Statistics Canada which contains further information about the study, and how to participate. Note that the online questionnaire is accessible until December 13, 2020. […]

Notice to the Professions /
Provincial Health Officer issues Orders to permit certain RSLPs and RAUDs to perform screening tests for COVID-19

On November 16, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer (PHO), issued two Public Health Orders that temporarily authorize certain Registered Speech-Language Pathologists (RSLPs) and Registered Audiologists (RAUDs) to perform screening tests for COVID-19. The Midwives and Certified Practice Speech Language Pathologists SARS-CoV-2 Swabbing Order permits RSLPs holding either Certified Practice Certificate E or G, […]