Legislation & Standards

Regulation of Physical Therapy in British Columbia

Regulation of physical therapists in British Columbia is guided by provincial legislation, College Bylaws, Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethical Conduct. These foundational documents work together to provide a framework for regulation.


British Columbia legislation includes the Health Professions Act (HPA), and the associated HPA General Regulation and HPA Physical Therapists Regulation.

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The College Bylaws set out the details of how CPTBC operationalizes the Health Professions Act and Physical Therapists Regulation on a day to day basis.

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of Practice

The Standards of Practice describe the minimum performance expectations of all physical therapists in the province of British Columbia, in all contexts or settings.

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Code of
Ethical Conduct

The Code of Ethical Conduct describes principles and expectations of registrants in the context of responsibilities to the client, the public and the profession.

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