The Professional Governance Act (PGA) was fully enacted on February 5, 2021, and provides a new regulatory framework for professions in BC. The Agrologists Act was repealed on February 5, 2021 with the result that BCIA now operates entirely under the PGA, with each regulator having their respective Schedule.
The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) was established under the Ministry of the Attorney General in June 2019, and began bringing the PGA into force in stages. The OSPG strengthens government oversight while being independent from the ministries that regulate the sectors in which professionals practice. It provides the impartiality needed to create an effective and trusted framework for professional governance. The OSPG is responsible for administering the PGA and for ensuring that best practices for professional governance are implemented.
The PGA brings the regulatory bodies under a single Act and provides a consistent governance framework for the professions that incorporates the best practices of professional governance.
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