Name Proposed for New Multi-Profession College

On December 1, 2023, the Ministry of Health posted proposed amendments to the regulations of seven colleges, including CPTBC, to reflect the proposed name for the new multi-profession regulatory college that will be the result of amalgamating the College of Physical Therapists of BC, College of Dietitians of BC, College of Occupational Therapists of BC, College of Optometrists of BC, College of Opticians of BC,  College of Psychologists of BC, and College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC, effective June 28, 2024.

The name for the new college being proposed by the Ministry of Health is: The College of Health and Care Professionals of BC.

Read the proposed amendments to the Physical Therapists Regulation that reflect the proposed name.

If you choose to, you can submit feedback on the proposed name directly to the Ministry of Health until January 12, 2024, by emailing: PROREGADMIN@gov.bc.ca .The Ministry of Health is responsible for the final decision on the college’s name.

The Ministry of Health also posted proposed amendments to the regulations of four other colleges to reflect the Ministry’s proposed name for the new multi-profession college that will be created when these other colleges amalgamate, also on June 28, 2024. These colleges include the College of Chiropractors of BC, College of Massage Therapists of BC, College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC, and College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC.  The Ministry of Health has proposed the following name for this new college: The College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC.

These amalgamations are part of the Ministry of Health’s multi-year initiative to modernize BC’s health profession regulatory framework. This initiative is informed by the Cayton Report and the 2020 Recommendations of the Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation. More information about the government’s initiative to modernize the provincial health profession regulatory framework is available on the Ministry of Health’s Professional Regulation webpage.

Further updates about the college amalgamation project will be posted on our Regulatory Modernization webpage.