The College of Denturists of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of denturism.
Denturism has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act since December 7, 1995, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Denturists Regulation and the bylaws of the College.
Denturism has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1988. Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was regulated under the former Dental Technicians and Denturists Act.
The composition of the board of the College is:
- six elected denturists; and
- three public representatives appointed by the Minister.
Amendments to the Denturists Regulation
Amendments to the Denturists Regulation and to most College bylaws are subject to a three-month notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period.
The College is responsible for giving notice of proposed bylaw amendments, including posting them on the College website, and all bylaw amendments must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaws come into force 60 days after the date of filing, unless the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date, or the College withdraws the change.
The full text of the current bylaws and information about any proposed bylaw amendments may be obtained by contacting the College. Comments on proposed bylaw amendments should be submitted to both the College and the Ministry.
|Proposed Regulation Amendments||Notice Date|
|There are no proposed amendments.||June 5, 2013|
|Approved Regulation Amendments||Date|
|Makes the Denturists Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.||October 15, 2008
BC Reg 277/2008
|Repeals the Denturists Regulation (BC Reg 68/2000), effective October 17, 2008.
Continues the designation of denturism under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.
|October 10, 2008
BC Reg 270/2008
|Amends the Denturists Regulation by adding section 8 re: continued application of Part 4 of the Health Professions Act to denturism.||January 30, 2006
BC Reg 9/2006
|Repeals and replaces BC Reg 510/95, the Denturists Regulation, to allow denturists to work with partial dentures and dentures-over-implants.||February 21, 2000
BC Reg 68/2000
|Amends the Designation Regulation by adding denturism as a profession to which Part 4 of the Act applies.||June 7, 1999
BC Reg 165/99
|Enacts the Denturists Regulation.||December 7, 1995
BC Reg 510/95
|Filed Bylaw Amendments||Date|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule A: Recognized Denturist Education Programs||
Filed August 9, 2017
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule C regarding fees.||
Filed December 22, 2016
In force February 20, 2017
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Form 5: Application for Registration Renewal||Filed December 3,
January 4, 2016
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing the entire set of bylaws.||Filed September 23,
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule E regarding fees.||Filed November 4,
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule E regarding fees.||October 29, 2004
|February 27, 2003
|February 27, 2003
|Amends the bylaws revising membership requirements to reflect amendments to the Denturists Regulation and mobility requirements regarding out-of-province applicants.||June 8, 2000
|Amends the bylaws including housekeeping changes and clarification of certain provisions such as the duties of officers of board, and practice requirements.||June 4, 1999
|Approves the bylaws of the College.||December 4, 1996
|Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to May 1, 1997.||November 29, 1996
|Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to December 1, 1996.||June 30, 1996
|Appoints the first board of the College and orders that the first election of professional members to the board must be held on or before July 1, 1996.||December 7, 1995