Practice Reviews

Important notice

Comprehensive amendments to the CSHBC Bylaws came into force on June 29, 2020. Although text on CSHBC webpages has been updated to reflect the amended Bylaws, we are in the process of updating PDF documents on this website such as policies, guidelines, standards, and forms. We request that you bear this in mind when reviewing these documents and also keep in mind the key bylaw amendments.

We appreciate your patience while we work towards making necessary changes to all College documentation to reflect the amended Bylaws. If you have any questions in respect to the above, please contact CSHBC at

Practice Reviews

The Practice Review module of the Quality Assurance and Professional Practice (QAPP) program is administered in two stages: screening and assessment. Only aspects of the CSHBC Standards of Practice that are prescriptive (i.e., ‘must dos’) rather than permissive (‘may dos’) are included in the screening process.

When a registrant does not successfully pass the screening, a follow-up onsite practice review with a qualified QAPP Assessor is required. All onsite practice reviews are strictly confidential and between the College and the registrant. Employers may not participate, observe, or receive outcome results from onsite practice reviews. Registrants will be required to meet any planned remediation activities within the timeline established with the assessor.

For more information on all applicable policies and standards of practice, see the Client Consent Standard of Practice (PDF) and adopted Health Care Providers’ Guide to Consent to Health Care (PDF).

All regulated health professionals in BC have a duty to comply with their respective quality assurance program under a college’s bylaws and provisions of the Health Professions Act. If a CSHBC registrant refuses to comply with a QAPP practice review as provided for in the Bylaws, the QAPP Committee must refer the matter to the College’s Inquiry Committee for investigation.

Practice Review process

See the chart (PDF) outlining the five steps in the Practice Review process. 

FAQs about the Practice Review module

CSHBC has compiled frequently asked questions about the Practice Review Module, and provided answers. Read the FAQs.

Video on Practice Review module

For detailed information about the Practice Review module, watch the following CSHBC video:

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