Author Archives: Gabriel McCay

Notice to Professions /
Inter-professional collaborative practice in case of students who are deaf/Deaf or hard of hearing – Request for additional feedback

CSHBC convened a working group, comprised of Registered Speech-Language Pathologists (RSLPs) and teachers of the deaf/Deaf or hard of hearing (TDHH), to examine aspects of two CSHBC standard of practices: Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice (PDF) and Unique & Shared Scope of Practice (PDF). The working group’s purpose was to develop an inter-professional document based on Appendix […]

Notice to the Professions /
Board Elections 2021

There are four impending registrant vacancies on the College Board of Directors, and as such an election is taking place this year, pursuant to Part 1 of the Bylaws. There is one vacancy for a Registered Audiologist (RAUD), one for a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner (RHIP), and two for Registered Speech-Language Pathologists (RSLPs). The term […]

Notice to the Professions /
Website Marketing Requirements

The College’s current bylaws came into effect June 29, 2020 and updated the requirements for registrants using websites to market or advertise their services.  Bylaw 153 sets out the requirements for all registrants using websites to market or advertise their services as follows: 153.If a registrant uses a website to market his or her services, […]

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 […]