Health Professions Legislation

Health Professions Act and Health Professions and Occupations Act

CSHBC is one of 15 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.

The Health Professions and Occupations Act has received Royal Assent and is now law in British Columbia. When the new legislation is in force, it will replace the Health Professions Act as the governing legislation for health regulatory colleges in BC. The BC Government has not yet released an in force date. For more information, read the CSHBC news story on the Health Professions and Occupations Act

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. See Reserved Titles for more information.
  • 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
Email: [email protected]