Modernization

Dietitians Regulation

On January 23, 2024, the Ministry of Health posted proposed amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA)’s Dietitians Regulation to align with current dietetic practice and the HPA model. Amendments are proposed to clarify that unregulated persons cannot perform dietitian restricted activities. Professions’ Regulations specify the scope of practice, protected titles, restricted activities, and certified practices for each regulated health profession.

The proposed regulation changes are posted on the Ministry of Health website at the following link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/professional-regulation/dietetics.

The Ministry requests that any comments on these proposed regulation amendments be submitted as soon as possible by emailing PROREGADMIN@gov.bc.ca.

FAQ: Dietitians Regulation (developed by CDBC)

Professional Regulation and the Health Professions and Occupations Act

The Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA) passed Royal Assent in the BC Legislative Assembly on November 24, 2022. While the legislation has passed, the Act is not in force. The HPOA will come into force at a future date through regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council. At this time, the Health Professions Act continues to be the legislation which governs health professionals and regulatory colleges.

FAQ: Modernization of BC’s Health Regulatory System (developed by CDBC)

FAQ about the Health Professions and Occupations Act (developed by Ministry of Health – Feb 2023)

Amalgamation

As directed by the Ministry of Health, on June 28, 2024, the College of Dietitians BC will be amalgamating with six other BC health profession regulatory colleges to form the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC. This new multi-profession regulatory college will regulate dietitians, occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, physical therapists, psychologists, and speech and hearing health professionals.

Name Proposed for New Multi-Profession College – December 1 2023

Amalgamation Update – May 5, 2023