Unlawful Practice & Use of Reserved Titles

When a health profession is regulated, only college registrants are authorized to practise and use the profession’s own reserved titles. Anyone who falsely claims to be a registrant of one of BC’s health regulatory colleges and/or offers a regulated professional service without being registered, is considered to be engaging in unlawful practice. This includes the use of titles that are reserved for members of the profession.

The colleges investigate all reports of unlawful practice and use of reserved titles and encourage the public to report individuals whom they believe to be practising without appropriate registration.

Anyone can report suspected unlawful practice and use of reserved titles, including members of the public or health professionals registered with any college. Each college website has information about how to report unlawful practice. You can also find the names of current college registrants on the colleges’ public registers.