Regulatory Reform Policy

The Regulatory Reform Policy guides the development and maintenance of provincial legislation, regulations, policies and forms. Its intent is to ensure all requirements are necessary and their impacts on people or businesses are identified and addressed, without compromising public health, safety and the environment.

Regulatory Reform Policy (PDF)

Regulatory Impact Checklist and Count Form (PDF)

Regulatory Impact Checklist Exemption Form (PDF)

Tools and Best Practices

The Policy Approaches Playbook (PDF) supports new and experienced analysts in understanding the most common policy approaches. It provides a framework to assist policy teams in selecting the most appropriate approach for their particular circumstances.

The Regulatory Reform Policy Companion Guide (PDF) explains how to apply the five Regulatory Reform Principles early in the process of developing or amending statutes, regulations and associated policies and forms. It also includes a best practices toolkit to identify, measure and mitigate the impacts of regulatory changes, as well as guidance on completing the Regulatory Impact Checklist (RIC) and Regulatory Count Form.  

The Common Regulatory Costs and Benefits (PDF) Appendix to the Companion Guide provides examples of common costs and benefits to assist policy teams in considering impacts on people, business and government.

Partner Resources

The Electronic Signatures Guide (PDF) draws on the lessons learned across government to provide a common starting point for policy and technical teams in navigating the requirements to build electronic signature solutions.

The Service Design Playbook (PDF) describes a comprehensive method for the BC Public Service to design great services for British Columbians.

The Aboriginal Policy and Practice Framework (PDF) is intended to improve outcomes for Indigenous children, youth, families and communities through restorative policies and practices.