College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC
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 What is the college?

The newly formed College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC (CCHPBC) amalgamates the regulation of professional Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Physicians, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists in the province of British Columbia to ensure they have the competencies needed to practice and that they adhere to the standards required for safe and ethical care.

This amalgamation is part of the Ministry of Health’s multi-year initiative to modernize BC’s health profession regulatory framework and aims to provide the public and professionals with:

  • A central point of contact about the health professionals the college regulates.
  • Enhanced public protection by creating greater consistency in how these health professions are regulated.
  • Increased efficiency and effectiveness with greater access to resources and expertise.

As of June 28, 2024, the information and resources relevant to professional applicants, registrants, and annual renewals has been centralized from the four professional colleges into this multi-profession CCHPBC website. It serves as the primary resource and point of contact for the former College of Chiropractors of BC (CCBC), College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC), College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA), and the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC).

The College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC is set to modernize the landscape of regulation for complementary healthcare professionals. 

Helping to ensure safer and ethical healthcare practices for everyone living in British Columbia, CCHPBC’s primary mandate and oversights include the following:

  1. Regulation: The College regulates the practice of health and care professionals to ensure that they meet standards of competence and ethical conduct. This regulation helps protect the public by ensuring that only qualified individuals practice in these fields.
  2. Registration & Licencing: The College grants licences to individuals who meet the necessary qualifications and standards to practice in their respective professions. This process involves assessing the applicants’ education, training, and credentials.
  3. Quality Assurance: The College develops and enforces standards of practice to ensure that professionals maintain competency throughout their careers. This may involve continuing education/professional development requirements and adherence to ethical guidelines.
  4. Complaints Resolution & Disciplinary Actions: The College investigates complaints or concerns raised against its registrants regarding their professional conduct or competence. It takes appropriate disciplinary actions when necessary to protect the public interest.
  5. Public Education & Access: The College educates the public about the roles and responsibilities of health and care professionals, as well as their rights as consumers of healthcare services. This transparency helps build trust and confidence in the regulated professions and gives the public access to search the registered professional database to validate credentials and qualifications. 

For any technical support requests, inquiries, or additional resource requests related to CCHPBC, please visit our Contact Us page for office hours, office location, telephone numbers, and email contact instructions.

We also welcome feedback from the public and professionals – please submit your feedback via the form found here on our website or by contacting us during regular office hours via phone or email. 

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