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B.C. Reg. 275/2008
Deposited October 15, 2008
effective October 17, 2008
This consolidation is current to January 14, 2020.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
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Health Professions Act

Health Professions General Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 219/2017, December 4, 2017]

2Notice to be given
3Date bylaws take effect
4Oath of office
5Prescribed trade agreements
6Duty to report respecting hospitalized registrant
7Prescribed periods — disposition of complaints and investigations
8Refusal of access to register
9Exception for opioid overdose
Schedule 1
Schedule 2


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), 25.03 (3), 50 (3), 50.3 (4) and 55 (3) of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 387/2012; am. B.C. Reg. 219/2017.]

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.]

Exception for opioid overdose

9   (1) This section applies despite

(a) section 4 (2) of the Medical Practitioners Regulation, and

(b) any limit or condition imposed under an enactment on the practise of a profession, occupation or trade by a person or class of persons.

(2) If a person who is not otherwise authorized to administer naloxone to another person suspects that another person is suffering from an overdose of opioids, the person may assess and treat the other person if treatment is limited to the emergency administration of

(a) naloxone, by intramuscular injection or intranasally, and

(b) first aid.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 6/2017, s. (a).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 239/2016, Sch.; am. B.C. Reg. 6/2017, s. (a).]

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]

Signature of Board Member

Schedule 2

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

Prescribed Trade Agreements

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

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183, ss. 12 (2) and 55 (2)]