The Professional Governance Act (the PGA) enacted in 2018, provides a new regulatory framework for professions in BC. The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) was established under the Ministry of the Attorney General in June 2019. The OSPG strengthens government oversight while being independent from the ministries that regulate sectors in which professionals practice. It provides the impartiality needed to create an effective and trusted framework for professional governance.
The PGA brings regulatory bodies under one act and provides a consistent governance framework for their professions that incorporates best practices of professional governance. The OSPG is responsible for administering the PGA and for ensuring that best practices for professional governance are implemented. The Agrologists Act will eventually be repealed and each regulator will have it's own Schedule under the PGA.