BC Health Regulators (BCHR) brings together all of British Columbia’s health profession regulatory colleges. Collectively, the colleges oversee 30 health practitioner groups, consisting of approximately 120,000 registered health care providers practising throughout BC.

Under the Health Professions Act and the Social Workers Act, BC’s regulatory colleges are legally responsible for ensuring that regulated health professionals provide health services in a qualified, safe, and ethical manner. A regulatory college’s legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of its registrants. Learn more about health regulation in BC.

There are currently 16 health regulatory colleges operating in BC:

On August 27, 2020, the BC Ministry of Health announced a plan to modernize and strengthen the province’s health regulatory system. Find out more about regulatory modernization in BC, and read the latest news on how health profession regulators are evolving.