Laws & Legislation

Health Professions Act (HPA) –  Legislation passed by the Provincial Government which establishes the common framework and rules for the regulation of all health professions in British Columbia.

Psychologists Regulation – Passed by the Provincial Government, these are the rules which define the scope of practice of psychology and protect the titles used exclusively by psychologists.

College Bylaws – These are the rules which guide the administration of the College, including defining duties and responsibilities of the board, committees and the registrar; qualifications for registration and licensing; the regulation of professional conduct and ethics; and fee schedules.

Code of Conduct – The Code sets out behavioural norms and standards of professional conduct for registrants of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility and Anti-racism Standard –  This practice standard supports the joint apology and commitment to action signed by the health profession colleges on July 27, 2021.

School Psychology Diagnosis Practice Standard – Effective May 1, 2024, in the course of practising school psychology within a learning environment, licensed school psychologists are authorized by the Psychologists Regulation to make a “school psychology diagnosis”.