B.C. Reg. 275/2008
M235/2008
Deposited October 15, 2008
effective October 17, 2008

Health Professions Act

Health Professions General Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 387/2012, November 27, 2012]

Point in Time

Contents
 1 Definition
 2 Notice to be given
 3 Date bylaws take effect
 4 Oath of office
 5 Prescribed trade agreements
 6 Duty to report respecting hospitalized registrant
 7 Prescribed periods — disposition of complaints and investigations
 8 Refusal of access to register
Schedule 1
Schedule 2

Definition

1  In this regulation, "Act" means the Health Professions Act.

Notice to be given

2  All designated health professions are prescribed for the purposes of sections 12 (3), 19 (6.2) (a) and (7) (a), 50 (3), 50.3 (4) and 55 (3) of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 387/2012, Sch.]

Date bylaws take effect

3  For the purposes of section 19 (3.1) of the Act, the prescribed number of days is 60 days.

Oath of office

4  The oath of office set out in Schedule 1 is prescribed for the purpose of section 17.11 of the Act.

Prescribed trade agreements

5  The agreements set out in Schedule 2 are prescribed for the purpose of section 20.4 (2) (a) (iii) of the Act.

Duty to report respecting hospitalized registrant

6  Each college established under the Act is prescribed for the purposes of section 32.3 of the Act.

Prescribed periods — disposition of complaints and investigations

7  (1) For the purposes of section 50.55 (2) of the Act, the prescribed period for the disposition of a complaint made under section 32 (1) of the Act or an investigation by the inquiry committee under section 33 (4) of the Act is 120 days from the date the registrar receives the complaint in writing or the inquiry committee begins the investigation, as applicable.

(2) For the purposes of section 50.55 (3) of the Act, the prescribed period is 60 days from the date written notice is delivered in accordance with section 50.55 (2) of the Act.

Refusal of access to register

8  For the purposes of section 22 (2) of the Act, the registrar may refuse a person access to the register or to any information in the register if the registrar reasonably believes that

(a) the access could threaten the safety of a registrant, or

(b) the person seeking access is doing so for commercial purposes.

[en. B.C. Reg. 418/2008.]

Schedule 1

Oath of Office

I do swear or solemnly affirm that:

• I will abide by the Health Professions Act and I will faithfully discharge the duties of the position, according to the best of my ability;

• I will act in accordance with the law and the public trust placed in me;

• I will act in the interests of the College as a whole;

• I will uphold the objects of the College and ensure that I am guided by the public interest in the performance of my duties;

• I have a duty to act honestly;

• I will declare any private interests relating to my public duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest;

• I will ensure that other memberships, directorships, voluntary or paid positions or affiliations remain distinct from work undertaken in the course of performing my duty as a board member;

So help me God. [omit this phrase in an affirmation]

____________________________________________

Witness
_____________________________________________

Signature of Board Member
   
  ____________________________________________

Date

Schedule 2

[am. B.C. Reg. 212/2010.]

Prescribed Trade Agreements

Item Agreement
1 Agreement on Internal Trade
2 British Columbia-Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement
3 New West Partnership Agreement

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183, sections 12 (2), 20.4 (2) (a) (iii), 22 (2) and 55 (2) (s) and (t)]