2022 - Health Professions and Occupations Act

The BC government introduced the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA) (PDF) on October 19, 2022, and received Royal Assent on November 24, 2022. It is now up to the Cabinet to determine when the new Act will take effect; until it takes effect, the College continues to operate under the existing Health Professions Act.

The new Act describes various changes to the regulation of health professions, including reflecting some of the key recommendations of 2020 In Plain Sight Report and further implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Action Plan.