Health Professions and Occupations Act

Amalgamation

Amalgamation of the CPTBC with six other health professional colleges will take place in June 2024 and will include:

  • 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

This is one of the changes that will be coming forward under the new Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA).

All of the professional associations are still trying to understand the various aspects of the new HPOA and how it will impact practice. It is very long and very complex, and we are currently awaiting a legal opinion that will help us understand the risks, opportunities and challenges of this legislation.

Once we have a better sense of how it will impact your work, we’ll be hosting information sessions to update you on what you can expect.  All of the professional associations have some concerns about this legislation, and it will be beneficial for everyone if we are fully aware of how it may impact the profession.

This page was updated Friday February 16th, 2024.