Day 1 of the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC

Jun 28, 2024

Today, the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC (CHCPBC) has officially formed through the amalgamation of the following colleges:

  • College of Dietitians of BC
  • College of Occupational Therapists of BC
  • College of Optometrists of BC
  • College of Opticians of BC
  • College of Physical Therapists of BC
  • College of Psychologists of BC
  • College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC

The College of Health and Care Professionals of BC now regulates:

  • audiologists
  • dietitians
  • hearing instrument practitioners
  • occupational therapists
  • opticians
  • optometrists
  • physical therapists
  • psychologists
  • speech-language pathologists

This is an amalgamation of regulatory functions: each regulated health profession continues to have a distinct scope of practice and distinct standards, policies, and quality assurance program.

Why did we amalgamate?

This amalgamation is part of the Ministry of Health’s multi-year initiative to modernize BC’s health profession regulatory framework.

What’s changed due to the amalgamation

What’s stayed the same

  • The mandate to regulate in the public interest
  • Standards of practice for each regulated health professional
  • Codes of conduct/ethics
  • Registration/renewal requirements
  • The complaint process

One public register

A single public register has been created of all health professionals regulated by the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC. Note that it is referred to as “Licence Verification” on the website.

The story of our brand

We are honoured to have had Knowledge Keeper from the Musqueam Nation and artist, Sulksun, share in the development of our new branding. The Indigenous Engagement Group, who provided valuable feedback to us about the amalgamation project, encouraged the College to engage with an Indigenous artist. Sulksun, a Knowledge Keeper for many regulatory health colleges, accepted the opportunity to collaborate on the brand.

Sulksun provided important feedback on both colour and imagery for the logo, including the central north star. Watch this video to hear him describe the important meaning behind the elements in the logo’s design.

Want more information about the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC?

  • The About the College section of this website has links to bylaws, a list of Board members, and senior leadership for the college
  • For information about the complaint and discipline process, professional conduct notices and discipline hearings, visit:
  • The For Professionals section of the website has information about each regulated health professional, including standards of practice, policies and codes of conduct.


Email us: gro.cbpchc@ofni or call us: 604-742-6715 or toll free: 1-877-742-6715.

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