The Professional Governance Act received Royal Assent on November 27, 2018. The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) was established in June 2019. The BCSLA Regulatory Review Task Force has been monitoring the progress of Bill 49 to understand how it could potentially could impact the BCSLA and our members.
In December 2018, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy delivered a series of webinars for interested British Columbians to accompany the Regulations Intentions Paper consequent to the Professional Governance Act. Recordings of these presentations can be found below:
- Professional Governance Act Overview – General
- Professional Governance Act Overview – Indigenous
- Practice Rights of Professions
- Regulation of Firms
- Competency Declarations and Conflict of Interest Declarations
Questions and answers from these sessions can be found in the documents below:
- Professional Governance Act Overview – General: Questions and Answers
- Practice Rights of Professions: Questions and Answers
- Regulation of Firms: Questions and Answers
- Competency Declarations and Conflict of Interest Declarations: Questions and Answers
The purpose of the 2018 Regulations Intentions Paper Consequent to the Proposed Professional Governance Act was to seek comments and feedback from Indigenous nations, interested parties and the public on key topics to inform the development of policy and regulations for implementing the Professional Governance Act. Topics included practice rights of professions, regulation of firms, and competency declarations and conflict of interest declarations. The intentions paper comment period ran from October 30, 2018 through to March 4, 2019. The purpose of the Summary of What We Heard Report is to provide a summary of the input received in response to the 2018 intentions paper.
Please contact the BCSLA office with any questions or to volunteer for the RRTF.