Standards & Legislation

Standards of Practice

CSHBC Standards of Practice outline the minimum level of acceptable performance for registrants. The standards are enforceable under governing legislation as well as the core competencies for each profession regulated by CSHBC. There are two types of standards: professional standards and clinical practice standards. See the Standards of Practice.

CSHBC Bylaws

Under section 19 of the Health Professions Act, the CSHBC Board creates and amends the College’s Bylaws. CSHBC Bylaws outline rules for: governance and administration of the College; registration and certification of practitioners in the three professions regulated by the College; and standards, complaints, and discipline. The Bylaws also contain a Schedule of Fees and a list of education programs that are recognized by CSHBC.

The most comprehensive set of amendments to CSHBC Bylaws since the College’s inception in 2009 are in force, effective June 14, 2021. See the CSHBC Bylaws.

Bylaw amendments

Notice of Bylaw amendments is distributed to BC health profession regulatory colleges and posted on the CSHBC website to ensure that the public and other interested stakeholders may view all proposed amendments in a timely and transparent manner and provide feedback. In consultation with the Ministry of Health, the Board must approve all Bylaw amendments. See the Notice of Bylaw Amendments page.

Scopes of practice

See the Scopes of Practice page for information on the scopes of practice for RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs outlined in the Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation. 

Reserved titles

See the Reserved Titles page for information on reserved titles protected under the Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation.

Health professions legislation

See the Health Professions Legislation page for information about BC legislation relevant to speech and hearing health professionals:

Health Professions and Occupations Act

The Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA) will replace the Health Professions Act (HPA) as the governing legislation for regulated health professionals and health profession regulatory colleges in BC.

The HPOA received Royal Assent on November 24, 2022. The BC Government has not yet released a date for when the HPOA will come into force. See the Health Professions and Occupations Act page.

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
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