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Welcome to the website for the Health Professions Review Board (the Review Board) of British Columbia. The Review Board is an administrative tribunal created under the Health Professions Act to provide an independent review of certain decisions made by the self-governing colleges of designated health professions regarding the registration of their members and the timeliness and disposition of complaints made against their registrants. Through its reviews, early resolution processes and hearings, the Review Board monitors the activities of the colleges’ complaints inquiry committees and registration committees, in order to ensure they fulfill their duties in the public interest and as mandated by legislation. The Review Board provides a neutral forum for members of the public as well as for health professionals to resolve issues or seek review of the colleges’ decisions.

Pharmacist with SeniorThe Review Board also helps to improve the health care system and serve the public interest in British Columbia by developing and publishing guidelines and recommendations for the purpose of assisting colleges to establish and employ registration, inquiry and discipline procedures that are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.

This website provides information about the Review Board and its review process and provides access to all of its review decisions. The Review Process section provides information on how to request a review, what to expect from the review process, access to the rules of practice and procedure and links to information sheets and other helpful resources.

All Information and documents provided to the Review Board by one party in a review must also be provided to all other parties unless otherwise ordered by the Review Board.  Oral hearings before the Review Board are open to the public and members of the public may generally attend, but not participate. The Review Board provides public access to all of its decisions and orders.

The Review Board is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the regulations under that Act.  If a member of the public requests access to records about a review, access may be given unless the information falls under an exception to disclosure in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Administrative Tribunals Act.

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