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B.C. Reg. 105/2022
O.C. 218/2022
Deposited April 14, 2022
This consolidation is current to February 27, 2024.
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Accessible British Columbia Act

Accessible British Columbia Regulation

[Last amended December 1, 2022 by B.C. Reg. 253/2022]

Contents
1Definitions
2AccessAbility Week
3Accessible organizations
Schedule

Definitions

1   In this regulation:

"Act" means the Accessible British Columbia Act;

"Elections BC" has the same meaning as in the Election Act;

"francophone school district" means an organization consisting of a francophone education authority of a francophone school district and the francophone schools in that district, all within the meaning of the School Act;

"health authority" means an organization consisting of a regional health board and the facilities and regional services for which the board is responsible, all within the meaning of the Health Authorities Act;

"independent school" means an organization consisting of an authority and the independent schools that the authority operates, all within the meaning of the Independent School Act;

"Mental Health Review Board" means the board established under section 24.1 of the Mental Health Act;

"municipal police department" means an organization consisting of a municipal police board and the municipal police department under the direction of that board, all within the meaning of the Police Act;

"post-secondary education institution" means

(a) a university within the meaning of the University Act,

(b) an institution within the meaning of the College and Institute Act,

(c) Royal Roads University, and

(d) Thompson Rivers University;

"public library" has the same meaning as in the Library Act;

"school district" means an organization consisting of the board of a school district and the schools in that district, all within the meaning of the School Act.

AccessAbility Week

2   For the purposes of section 4 [recognition of AccessAbility Week] of the Act, the week that begins on the last Sunday in May is prescribed.

Accessible organizations

3   For the purposes of section 8 (b) [application to organizations] of the Act, the following organizations are prescribed:

(a) the organizations named in column 1 of the Schedule are prescribed, effective on the date set out opposite in column 2;

(b) the following organizations are prescribed, effective September 1, 2023:

(i) francophone school districts;

(ii) independent schools;

(iii) municipal police departments;

(iv) municipalities;

(v) post-secondary education institutions;

(vi) public libraries;

(vii) regional districts;

(viii) school districts;

(c) health authorities are prescribed, effective September 1, 2024.

Schedule

[am. B.C. Reg. 253/2022, s. 1.]

Column 1
Organization
Column 2
Effective date
BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd.September 1, 2024
BC Financial Services AuthoritySeptember 1, 2023
BC Games SocietySeptember 1, 2023
BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc.September 1, 2023
B.C. Pavilion CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Assessment AuthoritySeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Council for International EducationSeptember 1, 2024
British Columbia Housing Management CommissionSeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Human Rights TribunalSeptember 1, 2024
British Columbia Hydro and Power AuthoritySeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Investment Management CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Lottery CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Pension CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Review BoardSeptember 1, 2024
British Columbia Safety AuthoritySeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Securities CommissionSeptember 1, 2023
British Columbia Transit CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
Business Practices and Consumer Protection AuthoritySeptember 1, 2024
Canada/British Columbia Business Services Society (doing business as Small Business BC)September 1, 2024
Civil Resolution TribunalSeptember 1, 2024
Community Living British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2023
Creative BC SocietySeptember 1, 2024
Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2024
Destination BC Corp.September 1, 2023
Elections BCSeptember 1, 2023
Employment and Assistance Appeal TribunalSeptember 1, 2024
Employment Standards TribunalSeptember 1, 2024
First Nations Health AuthoritySeptember 1, 2024
First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture CouncilSeptember 1, 2024
Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.September 1, 2024
Infrastructure BC Inc.September 1, 2023
Innovate BCSeptember 1, 2024
Insurance Corporation of British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2023
Islands TrustSeptember 1, 2023
Knowledge Network CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
Labour Relations BoardSeptember 1, 2024
Land Title and Survey Authority of British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2024
Law Foundation of British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2023
Legal Services SocietySeptember 1, 2023
Mental Health Review BoardSeptember 1, 2024
Motor Dealer Council of British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2024
Office of the Auditor GeneralSeptember 1, 2024
Office of the Human Rights CommissionerSeptember 1, 2023
Office of the Information and Privacy CommissionerSeptember 1, 2024
Office of the Merit CommissionerSeptember 1, 2024
Office of the OmbudspersonSeptember 1, 2023
Office of the Police Complaint CommissionerSeptember 1, 2024
Office of the Representative for Children and YouthSeptember 1, 2023
Passenger Transportation BoardSeptember 1, 2024
Provincial Health Services AuthoritySeptember 1, 2024
Public Guardian and TrusteeSeptember 1, 2023
Real Estate Compensation Fund CorporationSeptember 1, 2024
Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance CorporationSeptember 1, 2024
Real Estate Foundation of British ColumbiaSeptember 1, 2023
Royal British Columbia MuseumSeptember 1, 2023
SkilledTradesBCSeptember 1, 2024
South Coast British Columbia Transportation AuthoritySeptember 1, 2023
Transportation Investment CorporationSeptember 1, 2023
Workers' Compensation BoardSeptember 1, 2023

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Accessible British Columbia Act, S.B.C. 2021, c. 19, s. 32.]