Health Professionals Act
This provincial legislation provides for the registration and licensing of health professionals by their respective College. Each regulatory College has its own bylaws and regulations.
Regulations are created by government for each individual health profession governed under the Act. These regulations contain a scope of practice statement and a set of restricted activities that outline what members of that profession are authorized to do. The Regulations also designate the regulatory college for each health profession, which for Island Health medical staff includes:
- College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia
- College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
- College of Midwives of British Columbia
- College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Each regulatory college has its own bylaws. The bylaws set out the details of the operation of the organization, including the duties and responsibilities of a governing board, committees and the registrar; qualifications for registration; and the regulation of professional conduct and ethics.
For detailed information on the regulation of health professionals in our province, please visit the BC Ministry Health Profession Regulation website.