Scope Of Practice

Scope of practice frames the care we provide to patients and residents. Scope is legislated and then detailed by regulating bodies. Individual clinicians have a responsibility to practice within their scope safely. The PPO provides education and resources to support practice. The following is a list of practice regulatory bodies in BC.

Contact:  Cindy Elliott, Practice Consultant for Scope of Practice and Quality Practice Environment (celliott@providencehealth.bc.ca)

Audiology / Speech Language Pathology

BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Canadian Academy of Audiology

Dietitians

Dietitians of Canada
College of Dietitians of BC

Health Records

Health Record Association of BC
Canada's Health Informatics Association
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Health Information Management Association

Laboratory Technologists

BC Society of Laboratory Science

Music Therapy

Canadian Association for Music Therapy

Nursing

College of Licensed Practical Nurses
College of Registered Nurses
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Occupational Therapy

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
College of Occupational Therapists of BC
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists of BC

Pastoral Care

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

Pharmacy

College of Pharmacists of BC
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians of BC

Psychology

College of Psychologists of BC

Physicians

College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Physiotherapy

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Radiology

Canadian Association of Radiologists
Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
BC Radiological Society

Respiratory

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
BC Society of Respiratory Therapists

Social Work

BC College of Social Workers
BC Association of Social Workers
Canadian Association of Social Workers