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:  Manu Gill, Practice Consultant for Scope of Practice

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 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


British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives  

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


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


College of Psychologists of BC


College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC


College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
Canadian Physiotherapy Association


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


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