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 The Agrologists Act will eventually be repealed and each regulator will have it's own Schedule under the PGA.
Update on the PGA and Regulated Practice Submission, July 2020
Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance 2019-2020 Annual Report
Professional Governance Act (S.B.C. Bill 49) - Third Reading - Current
Message to BCIA members from Paul Craven, Superintendent of Professional Governance Office, Oct 2019
Government of British Columbia: Superintendent Chosen for Professional Governance Office, June 2019
BCIA President Update on Professional Governance Act, March 2019
Summary of Professional Governance Act by JP Ellson, BCIA ED/Registrar, Nov 2018
Professional Governance Act (S.B.C. Bill 49) - Assented November 27, 2018
PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL REPORT TO MEMBERS: Introduction to the Professional Governance Act (S.B.C. Bill 49) - October 2018
BCIA NEWS RELEASE - BC Government Introduces Qualified Professional Legislation, October 2018
BCIA President's Special Report - Professional Reliance Report Update, August 2018
BCIA President's Special Report on Professional Reliance Review - PRR Report Released, June 2018