Legislation, Regulation and Amendments by Profession
Information about the legislation and regulatory body for a regulated health profession can be viewed on the page for each profession in the list below. The information includes notices of proposed regulation amendments, as well as summaries of approved regulation amendments and filed college bylaw amendments.
Under the Health Professions Act, amendments to most regulations and college bylaws are subject to a three-month notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period. The Ministry is responsible for giving notice of proposed amendments to regulations. Each college is responsible for giving notice of proposed amendments to its bylaws, 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 a college's current bylaws and information about any proposed bylaw amendments may be obtained by contacting the college.
Official copies of all statutes and regulations may be obtained by contacting Crown Publications.
Copies of approved Orders in Council and Ministerial Orders may be obtained by contacting the Order in Council Administration Office.