The College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of physical therapy.
Physical therapy has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act since December 16, 1994, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Physical Therapists Regulation and the bylaws of the College.
Physical therapy has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1946. Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was regulated under the former Physiotherapists Act.
The composition of the board of the College is:
- six elected physical therapists; and
- three public representatives appointed by the Minister.
Amendments to the Physical Therapists Regulation
Amendments to the Physical Therapists 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 Physical Therapists Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.||October 15, 2008
BC Reg 288/2008
|Repeals the Physical Therapists Regulation (BC Reg 485/94), effective October 17, 2008.
Continues the designation of physical therapy under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.
|October 10, 2008
BC Reg 270/2008
|Amends the Physical Therapists Regulation by adding section 8 re: continued application of Part 4 of the Health Professions Act to physical therapy.||January 30, 2006
BC Reg 9/2006
|Continues the application of Part 4 of the Act to physical therapy.||June 7, 1999
BC Reg 165/99
|Makes Part 4 of the Act apply to the profession of physical therapy.||January 19, 1998
BC Reg 14/98
|Brings into force repeal of the Physiotherapists Act.||December 16, 1994
BC Reg 488/94
|Enacts the Physical Therapists Regulation.||December 16, 1994
BC Reg 485/94
|Filed Bylaw Amendments||Date|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 44 (1) and (2) regarding fees.||Filed October 24,
In force December 1,
|Amends section 44 of the bylaws regarding fees.||Filed November 3, 2008|
|Amends section 44 of the bylaws regarding fees.||August 8, 2007
|Amends section 44 of the bylaws regarding fees.||September 25, 2006
|Amends section 44 of the bylaws regarding fees.||September 16, 2004
|Amends section 32 of the bylaws to change the period of registration for interim registrants from 12 to 15 months.||January 24, 2002
|Amends the bylaws to increase the amount of professional liability insurance to be carried by registrants and to make other miscellaneous changes.||June 29, 2000
|Makes a number of amendments to the bylaws including: allowing urgent board meetings to be held without prior notice; naming the registrar as head of the College for purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; creating a new category of interim registrant; and adding three Standards of Practice - treatment, business practices and advertising.||April 15, 1999
|Amends section 14 of the bylaws re: discipline committee.||June 11, 1998
|Amends the bylaws regarding registration requirements, committee powers and duties, and health profession corporation names.||October 2, 1996
|Approves section 31 (1) (b) of the bylaws.||February 7, 1996
|Repeals and replaces the bylaws of the College of Physical Therapists (section 31 (1) (b) not approved).||September 28, 1995
|Adds new Part 4 of Schedule F of the Health Professions Act bylaws regarding administration of injections by full pharmacists||Filed October 16, 2009
In force October 16, 2009
|Repeals and replaces the Health Professions Act bylaws, except Schedules A, B, D, F (Parts 2 & 3) and G and Forms 1 to 12, to support administration of injections by full pharmacists.||Filed October 14, 2009
In force October 14, 2009
|Amends Part 1 of Schedule F of the Health Professions Act bylaws regarding patient choice of pharmacy.||Filed July 23, 2009
In force August 14, 2009
|Repeals all bylaws and rules of the College under the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, and makes the bylaws of the College under the Health Professions Act and the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act.||Filed March 31, 2009
In force April 1, 2009
|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 December 1, 1995.||December 8, 1994