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B.C. Reg. 161/2002
O.C. 519/2002
Deposited June 27, 2002
effective June 30, 2002
This consolidation is current to February 27, 2024.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
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Crime Victim Assistance Act

Crime Victim Assistance (General) Regulation

[Last amended January 1, 2024 by B.C. Reg. 270/2023]

Contents
Part 1 — Definitions, Prescribed Terms, Prescribed Offences and  Prescribed Categories of Benefits
1Definitions
2Health professionals prescribed
3Awarding of benefits
4Prescribed offences
5Prescribed categories of benefits
6Application for benefits
6.1Maximum period for reimbursement of expenses incurred before director's decision
Part 2 — Victim's Benefits
7Medical services or expenses
8Dental services or expenses
9Prescription drug expenses
10Disability aids
11Counselling services or expenses
12Protective measures, services or expenses
13Repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed personal property
14Home modification, maintenance or moving expenses
15Vehicle modification or acquisition
16Homemaker, childcare and personal care
17Maintenance for a child born as a result of a prescribed offence
18Transportation and related expenses
19Crime scene cleaning expenses
Part 3 — Immediate Family Member's Benefits
20Counselling services or expenses
21Prescription drug expenses
22Funeral expenses
23Transportation and related expenses and child care expenses
24Loss of parental guidance for a minor child
25Bereavement leave
26Crime scene cleaning expenses
27Childcare services or expenses
28Homemaker services or expenses
Part 4 — Witness Benefits
29Counselling services or expenses
30Prescription drug expenses
31Transportation and related expenses and child care expenses
32Crime scene cleaning expenses
Part 5 — Modifications to Compensation Awarded Under the Former Act
33Application and definitions
34New benefits if compensation awarded under the former Act
35Counselling benefits
36Ineligible benefits
Part 6 — Transitional Provisions
37Transitional — crime scene cleaning expenses
38Transitional — funeral expenses
39Transitional — bereavement leave
40Transitional — prescribed offences
41Transitional — Type 1 counselling
42Transitional — counselling rates
Schedule 1
Schedule 2

Part 1 — Definitions, Prescribed Terms, Prescribed Offences and  Prescribed Categories of Benefits

Definitions

1   In this regulation:

"Act" means the Crime Victim Assistance Act;

"economically reasonable" means the most economical alternative that is appropriate in the circumstances;

"eligible offence" means a prescribed offence and includes, in the case of a victim or an immediate family member of a victim, an event that is described in section 3 (1) (a) (ii) of the Act;

"legal proceedings" means the following legal proceedings related to an eligible offence:

(a) a preliminary inquiry;

(b) a trial;

(c) a sentence hearing or review;

(d) an appeal hearing;

(e) a parole hearing;

(f) a hearing of the review board established for British Columbia under section 672.38 of the Criminal Code;

(g) an investigation or inquest conducted under the Coroners Act,

but does not include civil proceedings;

"prescribed offence" means an offence set out in Schedule 1.

[am. B.C. Reg. 226/2017, s. 1.]

Health professionals prescribed

2   The following persons are prescribed as health professionals for the purposes of the Act and this regulation:

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 420/2008, App., s. 1.]

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 421/2008, App., s. 1.]

(c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 422/2008, App., s. 1.]

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2010, App., s. 1 (a).]

(e) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 232/2005, App., s. 1.]

(f) an emergency medical assistant licensed under the Emergency Health Services Act;

(g) a person who is authorized under the Health Professions Act to practise any of the following designated health professions:

(i) acupuncture;

(ii) audiology;

(iii) chiropractic;

(iv) dental hygiene;

(v) dentistry;

(vi) dental technology;

(vii) denturism;

(viii) dietetics;

(ix) hearing instrument dispensing;

(x) massage therapy;

(xi) midwifery;

(xii) naturopathic medicine;

(xiii) nursing;

(xiv) occupational therapy;

(xv) opticianry;

(xvi) optometry;

(xvii) pharmacy;

(xviii) physical therapy;

(xix) podiatric medicine;

(xx) practical nursing;

(xxi) psychiatric nursing;

(xxii) psychology;

(xxiii) speech-language pathology;

(xxiv) traditional Chinese medicine;

(h) a person who is authorized under the Social Workers Act to practise social work.

[am. B.C. Regs. 232/2005, App., s. 1; 420/2008, App., s. 1; 421/2008, App., s. 1; 422/2008, App., s. 1; 169/2010, App., s. 1; 145/2013, App. 2, s. 1; 270/2023, Sch., s. 1.]

Awarding of benefits

3   The director may award a benefit by

(a) paying the person who has provided or is providing the benefit to a victim, immediate family member or witness, as the case may be,

(b) reimbursing the victim, immediate family member or witness for expenses incurred by the victim, immediate family member or witness, as the case may be, in acquiring the benefit, if that expenditure is supported by evidence satisfactory to the director, or

(c) directly providing the victim, immediate family member or witness with the benefit.

Prescribed offences

4   The offences under the Criminal Code listed in Schedule 1 are prescribed offences for the purpose of section 3 (1) (a) (i) of the Act.

Prescribed categories of benefits

5   (1) Crime scene cleaning is prescribed as an additional category of benefit under section 4 (1) (o), 4 (2) (i) and 4 (3) (d) of the Act.

(2) The following are prescribed as additional categories of benefit under section 4 (2) (i) of the Act:

(a) childcare services or expenses;

(b) homemaker services or expenses.

(3) Childcare services or expenses is prescribed as an additional category of benefit under section 4 (3) (d) of the Act.

Application for benefits

6   An application for benefits made under section 3 (1) of the Act must be in writing and in a form satisfactory to the director.

Maximum period for reimbursement of expenses incurred before director's decision

6.1   The maximum period prescribed for the purposes of section 4 (4) (b) of the Act is the following:

(a) for expenses incurred by a victim, immediate family member or witness as a result of an eligible offence that occurred before the date this section comes into force, 1 year from the date the director receives the application for benefits;

(b) for expenses incurred by a victim, immediate family member or witness as a result of an eligible offence that occurred on or after the date this section comes into force, 2 years from the date the director receives the application for benefits.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 2.]

Part 2 — Victim's Benefits

Medical services or expenses

7   (1) The director may award only the following types of benefits in the category of benefit described as medical services or expenses in section 4 (1) (a) of the Act:

(a) diagnosis, treatment and care by a medical practitioner;

(b) assessment, treatment and care by a health professional;

(c) assessment, treatment and care by a person satisfactory to the director;

(d) ambulance or emergency transportation;

(e) health care services provided by or at a facility or institution satisfactory to the director;

(f) equipment, devices, aids and supplies directly related to the diagnosis, assessment, treatment and care described in this subsection;

(g) expenses directly related to diagnostic tools, tests and analysis respecting the diagnosis, assessment, treatment or care described in this section.

(2) The director may award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1), only if the director is satisfied that the benefit is necessary and reasonable and the cost of providing the benefit is economically reasonable.

(3) If, as a result of a victim's injury from an eligible offence, the victim obtains medical services or prescription drugs outside of British Columbia, the maximum amount that the director may pay for

(a) a type of medical service funded under the Medicare Protection Act is the amount payable under that Act for that type of medical service,

(b) a type of medical service funded under the Hospital Insurance Act is the amount payable under that Act for that type of medical service, and

(c) a prescription drug that is funded under a drug plan established under the Drug Plans Regulation is the amount payable under that plan for that type of prescription drug.

[am. B.C. Regs. 32/2012, Sch. 2, s. 1; 73/2015, App. 2; 270/2023, Sch., s. 3.]

Dental services or expenses

8   (1) The director may award only the following types of benefits in the category of benefit described as dental services or expenses in section 4 (1) (a) of the Act:

(a) surgical or non-surgical dental diagnosis, assessment, treatment, or care by a dentist or health professional;

(b) design, construction, repair, alteration and fitting of a complete or partial denture, or dental appliances, equipment, aids, devices or supplies, by a dentist or health professional;

(c) expenses directly related to diagnostic tools and tests and analysis respecting the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, care or activity described in paragraphs (a) and (b).

(2) The director may award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1) only if the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary and the cost of providing the benefit is economically reasonable.

(3) In the case of a dental service referred to in subsection (1) that is performed by a dentist who is a general practitioner, the director may not pay more than the amount for that dental service set out in the "Fee guide for dental treatment services provided by general practitioners" published by the Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and in effect at the time the dental service is provided.

(4) In the case of a dental service referred to in subsection (1) that is performed by a periodontist, the director may not pay more than the amount for that dental service set out in the "Specialist Fee Guide for Periodontics" published by the Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and in effect at the time the dental service is provided.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 4.]

Prescription drug expenses

9   Subject to section 7 (3), the director may award a victim a benefit referred to in section 4 (1) (b) of the Act only if

(a) the drugs are prescribed for the victim by a medical practitioner or a health professional authorized by law to prescribe those drugs, and

(b) the director is satisfied that the prescriptions drugs are necessary and reasonable and the cost of providing the benefit is economically reasonable.

Disability aids

10   (1) The director may award only the following types of benefits in the category of benefit described as disability aids in section 4 (1) (c) of the Act:

(a) mobility aids;

(b) communication aids;

(c) vision aids;

(d) specialized clothing to accommodate the disability of the victim;

(e) prostheses and orthoses;

(f) equipment, devices, appliances and supplies;

(g) fittings, repairs, replacement and adjustment to the types of disability aids referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f).

(2) The director may award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1) only if the director is satisfied that the benefit

(a) is reasonable and necessary to alleviate the effects of the injury from the eligible offence, help improve the quality of life of a victim and assist the victim in the activities of daily living, and

(b) is economically reasonable.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 4.]

Counselling services or expenses

11   (1) Subject to this section, the director may award a victim a benefit in the category of benefit described as counselling services and expenses in section 4 (1) (d) of the Act only if the director is satisfied that the counselling services or expenses are reasonable and necessary to assist the victim in the victim's recovery from the psychological injury that resulted from an eligible offence.

(2) A benefit referred to in subsection (1) does not include the following:

(a) stress management courses, self-improvement seminars or self-help books, tapes, audio or video displays or other similar materials;

(b) counselling provided by a counsellor who does not have professional liability insurance that is satisfactory to the director;

(c) counselling provided by a counsellor who has failed to provide to the director a criminal record check that is satisfactory to the director.

(3) The director may award a victim one or both of the following:

(a) up to 48 one hour counselling sessions;

(b) up to 24 one hour counselling sessions to be used subject to subsection (3.1).

(3.1) Counselling sessions awarded under subsection (3) (b) may be used only as follows:

(a) the sessions may be used only in relation to a legal proceeding conducted in respect of an eligible offence, unless the director is satisfied that the legal proceeding is sufficiently similar or related to an eligible offence that counselling sessions are reasonable and necessary in the circumstances;

(b) the sessions may be awarded in respect of, and used only during, the period that

(i) begins on the date that the legal proceeding is commenced, and

(ii) ends on the date that is 18 months after that legal proceeding is concluded or terminated;

(c) the sessions may be used in relation to more than one legal proceeding only

(i) if each legal proceeding relates to the same eligible offence or the same similar or related proceeding, and

(ii) until the number of counselling sessions awarded is reached.

(3.2) For greater certainty,

(a) counselling sessions may be awarded under subsection (3) (b) whether or not the victim attends any of the legal proceedings,

(b) the director may determine when a legal proceeding commences, concludes or terminates, and

(c) if subsection (3.1) (c) applies, the period described in subsection (3.1) (b) applies in respect of each legal proceeding.

(4) If the victim was under 19 years old when the victim was injured as a result of an eligible offence, the director may award more counselling sessions to the victim than the number of sessions permitted under subsection (3) (a) if the director is satisfied that continued counselling is reasonable and necessary.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (6), "counselling sessions" means 4 one hour counselling sessions that

(a) aid a person in understanding the impact of the commission of the eligible offence on a victim, and

(b) discuss the methods of supporting a victim and helping a victim recover from this psychological injury.

(6) If the director considers that a victim may need help in developing or implementing a treatment plan to aid the victim in the victim's recovery from the psychological injury caused by an eligible offence, the director may provide a benefit to a victim by paying for counselling sessions for a person who is willing and able to participate in the development or implementation of the treatment plan with the victim.

(7) The director may not pay, for a counselling session awarded under this section, more than the amount set out in Column 2 of Schedule 2 for that type of counselling session.

[am. B.C. Regs. 226/2017, s. 2; 270/2023, Sch., s. 5.]

Protective measures, services or expenses

12   (1) The director may award only the following types of benefits in the category of benefit described as protective measures, services or expenses in section 4 (1) (f) of the Act:

(a) the acquisition, rental, installation and maintenance of

(i) security devices, equipment and services, and

(ii) communication devices, equipment and services;

(b) courses for personal protection or security;

(c) one or more of the following relocation expenses:

(i) a relocation allowance of an amount determined under subsection (4);

(ii) actual moving expenses for the victim, the victim's dependent children who reside with the victim and the victim's household goods;

(iii) rental security deposit;

(iv) connection fees for telephone and utilities.

(2) The director may award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1) (a) or (b) if the director is satisfied

(a) that the benefit is reasonable and necessary,

(b) that

(i) there continues to be a real and substantial risk that the victim is likely to be harmed by the perpetrator or associates of the perpetrator of the eligible offence that caused the victim's injury, or

(ii) the benefit is needed for the victim's recovery from the psychological injury that resulted from the eligible offence, and

(c) that the provision of the benefit is economically reasonable.

(3) The director may award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1) (c) if the director is satisfied that

(a) the benefit is reasonable and necessary,

(b) the benefits under subsection (1) (a) and (b) are not adequate in the circumstances,

(c) either of the following applies:

(i) there continues to be a real and substantial risk that the victim is likely to be harmed by the perpetrator or associates of the perpetrator of the eligible offence that caused the victim's injury, or

(ii) the benefit is needed for the victim's recovery from the psychological injury that resulted from the eligible offence, and

(d) the provision of the benefit is economically reasonable.

(4) A relocation allowance payable under subsection (1) is a weekly allowance that

(a) is paid for the period that the victim is unemployed following the relocation of the victim, and

(b) equals the product of 40 times the higher hourly minimum wage established under the Employment Standards Act.

(5) The director may not award a victim benefits referred to in subsection (1) (a) and (b) with a value that in total exceeds $3 000.

(6) The director may not award a victim benefits referred to in subsection (1) (c) with a value that in total exceeds $7 000.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 6.]

Repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed personal property

13   (1) The director may award only the following types of benefits in the category of benefit described as repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed personal property in section 4 (1) (g):

(a) repair or replacement of eye glass frames;

(b) replacement of eye glass lenses or contact lenses with lenses of a comparable kind and quality;

(c) repair of a disability aid referred to in section 10 (1) (a), (d), (e) or (f) or if repair of that disability aid is not, in the opinion of the director possible, replacement of that disability aid with a disability aid of a comparable kind and quality;

(d) repair of clothing, other than clothing referred to in section 10 (1) (d), or if the clothing is not, in the opinion of the director, reasonably able to be repaired, replacement of the clothing with clothing of a comparable kind and quality.

(2) The director may not award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1) (a) or (d) with a value that exceeds $150.

[a.m. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 4.]

Home modification, maintenance or moving expenses

14   (1) The director may award a benefit in the category of benefit described in section 4 (1) (h) of the Act as home modification, maintenance or moving expenses to a victim on the conditions and subject to the limitations set out in this section.

(2) The director may award home modification expenses to a victim if the director is satisfied that

(a) the victim is disabled as a result of an eligible offence, and

(b) the modifications to the victim's residence or the victim's proposed residence are reasonable and necessary to assist the victim in the victim's daily activities.

(3) The director may award a victim a monthly sum that does not exceed $100 per month for home maintenance expenses, if the director is satisfied that

(a) the victim is disabled as a result of an eligible offence,

(b) the victim is unable to maintain and repair the victim's residence or the land surrounding the residence, if any, due to the victim's disability, and

(c) no other person in the victim's household is reasonably able to do this work.

(4) The director may pay a victim's moving expenses, up to a maximum of $2 000, if

(a) the victim has a long term disability as a result of an eligible offence,

(b) the victim is not able to reside in the victim's residence unless modifications are made to the residence, and

(c) the director is satisfied that the residence in which the victim resides or will reside

(i) is not reasonably able to be modified, or

(ii) is not able to be modified at a reasonable cost.

(5) A victim described in subsection (4) may be awarded a benefit only once.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 7.]

Vehicle modification or acquisition

15   (1) The director may award a benefit in the category of benefit described as vehicle modification or acquisition in section 4 (1) (i) of the Act to a victim only if the director is satisfied that

(a) the victim has a long term disability as a result of an eligible offence,

(b) a motor vehicle needs to be acquired or modified so that the victim is able to operate or use the motor vehicle, and

(c) the benefit is reasonable and necessary to provide greater independence to the victim.

(2) A victim who receives a benefit under subsection (1) is not eligible for the benefits referred to in section 18.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), a victim may not be awarded a benefit referred to in subsection (1) more than once every 15 years.

(4) The director may award a benefit referred to in subsection (1) more than once every 15 years if satisfied that doing so is economically reasonable.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 8.]

Homemaker, childcare and personal care

16   (1) In this section:

"childcare services or expenses" means services provided or expenses incurred to care for an immediate family member of the victim, if that immediate family member is a minor child of the victim or a child of the victim who, due to a disability, is unable to live independently from the victim;

"homemaker services or expenses" means services provided or expenses incurred to assist a person with shopping, cleaning, cooking and other household tasks;

"personal care services or expenses" means services provided and expenses incurred to assist a person with bathing, dressing, toileting and other daily tasks related to personal care.

(2) The director may award only the following types of benefits in the category of benefit described as homemaker, childcare or personal care services or expenses in section 4 (1) (j) of the Act:

(a) childcare services or expenses;

(b) homemaker services or expenses;

(c) personal care services or expenses.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), the director may award a victim childcare services or expenses only if

(a) the victim has a disability as a result of an eligible offence,

(b) the victim is unable to perform some or all of the childcare services due to the victim's disability and the victim performed some or all of the childcare services before the eligible offence,

(c) no other person in the victim's household is reasonably able to perform these childcare services, and

(d) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary.

(4) The director may award a victim childcare services or expenses if

(a) the director is awarding the victim transportation and related expenses under section 18 (4),

(b) no other person in the victim's household is reasonably able to perform the childcare services necessary for the victim to be able to receive one or more of the benefits referred to in section 18 (4), and

(c) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary for the victim to be able to receive one or more of the benefits referred to in section 18 (4).

(5) The director may not award a victim more than $800 per month for childcare services.

(6) The director may award a victim homemaker services or expenses only if

(a) the victim is suffering from a disability as a result of an eligible offence,

(b) the victim is unable to perform homemaker tasks due to the victim's disability and performed some or all of those tasks before the injury,

(c) no other person in the victim's household is reasonably able to perform these homecare tasks, and

(d) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary.

(7) The director may not award a victim more than $400 per month for homemaker services.

(8) The director may award a victim personal care services or expenses only if

(a) the victim is suffering from a disability as a result of an eligible offence,

(b) the victim is unable to perform one or more personal care services due to the victim's disability, and

(c) the director is satisfied that the personal care services or expenses are reasonable and necessary to assist the victim in daily living and to help the victim retain the victim's independence.

(9) The director may not award a victim more than $1 600 per month for personal care services.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., ss. 4 and 9.]

Maintenance for a child born as a result of a prescribed offence

17   (1) The director may award a victim a benefit described as maintenance payments for a child born as a result of a prescribed offence as in section 4 (1) (k) of the Act in the amount set out under subsection (2) and for the period set out in subsection (3) if the director is satisfied that

(a) the child is born as a result of a prescribed offence, and

(b) the child either resides with the victim or the child resides with someone other than the victim but the victim financially supports the child.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the director may pay a victim

(a) $300 per month for each month that the child resides with the victim at least 50% of the time, and

(b) for each month that the child resides with a person other than the victim at least 50% of the time and the victim provides child support to that person for the month, the lesser of

(i) $300 for each month that the child resides with the other person, and

(ii) the amount of child support that the victim pays the person with whom the child resides.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), the director may pay a victim

(a) subject to paragraphs (b) and (c), for the period that the child is under 19 years of age,

(b) if the child is attending an educational institution full time, for the period that the child is under 23 years of age, and

(c) if the child, due to a disability, is unable to live independently, for the period that the victim financially supports the child.

Transportation and related expenses

18   (1) In this section, "related expenses" means the cost of meals and accommodation that are incurred by a victim as part of transportation undertaken by the victim.

(2) The director may award to a victim a benefit described as transportation and related expenses in section 4 (1) (n) of the Act on the conditions and subject to the limitations set out in this section.

(3) The director may award $200 per month to a victim for transportation and related expenses if the director is satisfied that

(a) the victim has a long term disability as a result of an eligible offence and is unable to operate a motor vehicle or to use public transportation as a result of this disability, and

(b) the transportation expenses are reasonable and necessary to provide greater independence to the victim.

(4) The director may award a benefit referred to in subsection (2) to a victim if the director is satisfied that the service or expense is reasonable and necessary for the victim to be able to receive one or more of the following benefits awarded to the victim under the Act:

(a) medical services;

(b) dental services;

(c) counselling services;

(d) vocational services.

(5) Despite subsection (3), a victim is not eligible to receive both the benefit described in subsection (3) and the benefit described in section 15.

(6) The director may pay a victim for transportation and related expenses at the same rate as that set for group I public service employees under the Financial Administration Procedures Manual, published by the Ministry of Finance, that is in effect at the time the expense is incurred.

Crime scene cleaning expenses

19   (1) The director may award a victim the benefit of crime scene cleaning expenses only if the director is satisfied that

(a) the eligible offence occurred at the victim's residence or in a motor vehicle owned or leased by the victim,

(b) exceptional and specialized cleaning is required, and

(c) the expenses are reasonable and necessary.

(2) The director may not award a victim a benefit referred to in subsection (1) with a value that exceeds $4 000.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 10.]

Part 3 — Immediate Family Member's Benefits

Counselling services or expenses

20   (1) Subject to this section, the director may award an immediate family member a benefit in the category of benefit described as counselling benefits or expenses in section 4 (2) (a) of the Act only if the director is satisfied that the counselling services or expenses are reasonable and necessary to assist the immediate family member in the immediate family member's recovery from the psychological injury that resulted from an eligible offence.

(2) A benefit referred to in subsection (1) does not include the following:

(a) stress management courses, self-improvement seminars or self-help books, tapes, audio or video displays or other similar materials,

(b) counselling provided by a counsellor who does not have professional liability insurance that is satisfactory to the director,

(c) counselling provided by a counsellor who has failed to provide to the director a criminal record check that is satisfactory to the director.

(3) The director may award an immediate family member one or both of the following:

(a) up to 36 one hour counselling sessions;

(b) up to 18 one hour counselling sessions to be used subject to subsection (3.1).

(3.1) Counselling sessions awarded under subsection (3) (b) may be used only as follows:

(a) the sessions may be used only in relation to a legal proceeding conducted in respect of an eligible offence, unless the director is satisfied that the legal proceeding is sufficiently similar or related to an eligible offence that counselling sessions are reasonable and necessary in the circumstances;

(b) the sessions may be awarded in respect of, and used only during, the period that

(i) begins on the date that the legal proceeding is commenced, and

(ii) ends on the date that is 18 months after that legal proceeding is concluded or terminated;

(c) the sessions may be used in relation to more than one legal proceeding only

(i) if each legal proceeding relates to the same eligible offence or the same similar or related proceeding, and

(ii) until the number of counselling sessions awarded is reached.

(3.2) For greater certainty,

(a) counselling sessions may be awarded under subsection (3) (b) whether or not the immediate family member attends any of the legal proceedings,

(b) the director may determine when a legal proceeding commences, concludes or terminates, and

(c) if subsection (3.1) (c) applies, the period described in subsection (3.1) (b) applies in respect of each legal proceeding.

(4) If the immediate family member was under 19 years old when the eligible offence that resulted in the death or injury of the victim occurred, the director may award more counselling sessions to the immediate family member than the number of sessions permitted under subsection (3) (a) if the director is satisfied that continued counselling is reasonable and necessary.

(5) The director may not pay more than the amount set out in Column 2 of Schedule 2 for the type of counselling session that an immediate family member attends.

[am. B.C. Regs. 226/2017, s. 3; 270/2023, Sch., s. 11.]

Prescription drug expenses

21   (1) The director may award an immediate family member a benefit referred to in section 4 (2) (b) of the Act only if

(a) the drugs are prescribed for the immediate family member by a medical practitioner or a health professional authorized by law to prescribe those drugs,

(b) the drugs are prescribed as a result of the psychological harm caused to the immediate family member by the victim's death or injury, and

(c) the director is satisfied that the prescriptions drugs are necessary and reasonable and the cost of providing the benefit is economically reasonable.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the director may not pay an amount for prescription drugs that an immediate family member obtains outside of British Columbia that is more than the amount payable under a drug plan established under the Drug Plans Regulation for that type of prescription drug.

[am. B.C. Regs. 32/2012, Sch. 2, s. 2; 73/2015, App. 2.]

Funeral expenses

22   (1) The director may award an immediate family member a benefit referred to as a funeral expense in section 4 (2) (d) of the Act only if

(a) the director is satisfied that the funeral expenses are reasonable and necessary, and

(b) the expenses are related to a funeral service, burial, cremation or related ceremonies.

(2) The director may not award more than $8 000 under this section with respect to the death of a victim.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 12.]

Transportation and related expenses and child care expenses

23   (1) In this section, "related expenses" means the cost of meals and accommodation that are incurred by an immediate family member as part of transportation undertaken by the immediate family member.

(2) The director may award an immediate family member a benefit described as transportation and related expenses in section 4  (2) (f) of the Act on the conditions and subject to the limitations set out in this section.

(3) The director may award an immediate family member transportation and related expenses if the director is satisfied that the transportation and related expenses are reasonable and necessary for the immediate family member

(a) to attend legal proceedings related to the eligible offence that resulted in the death of the victim, or

(b) to access the counselling benefits referred to in section 20 or vocational services referred to in the Crime Victim Assistance (Income Support and Vocational Services or Expenses Benefits) Regulation.

(4) The director may not award a benefit under subsection (3) (a) if

(a) the immediate family member is required to attend the legal proceedings in accordance with a subpoena, or

(b) the legal proceedings take place within 100 km of the immediate family member's residence.

(5) The total amount that the director may award under subsection (3) (a) with respect to all legal proceedings related to the death of a victim must not exceed $3 000.

(6) The director may pay an immediate family member for transportation and related expenses at the same rate as that set for group I public service employees under the Financial Administration Procedures Manual, published by the Ministry of Finance, that is in effect at the time the expense is incurred.

(7) The director may award an immediate family member childcare services or expenses if

(a) the director is awarding the immediate family member transportation and related expenses referred to in this section,

(b) no other person in the immediate family member's household is reasonably able to perform the childcare services necessary for the immediate family member

(i) to be able to attend legal proceedings,

(ii) to receive the counselling benefits referred to in section 20, or

(iii) vocational services benefits referred to in the Crime Victim Assistance (Income Support and Vocational Services or Expenses Benefits) Regulation, and

(c) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary for the immediate family member

(i) to be able to attend legal proceedings, or

(ii) to receive the counselling benefits referred to in section 20, or vocational services benefits referred to in the Crime Victim Assistance (Income Support and Vocational Services or Expenses Benefits) Regulation.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 13.]

Loss of parental guidance for a minor child

24   (1) The director may award $3 000 under section 4 (2) (g) of the Act to an immediate family member who

(a) is a child of a parent who dies as a result of an eligible offence, and

(b) is under 19 years of age when the immediate family member's parent died as a result of an eligible offence.

(2) If more than one parent of a child described in subsection (1) dies as the result of an eligible offence, $3 000 may be awarded for each parent under section 4 (2) (g) of the Act.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 14.]

Bereavement leave

25   (1) The director may award an immediate family member of a victim earnings lost due to bereavement leave referred to in section 4 (2) (h) of the Act only if

(a) the immediate family member's absence from work occurs within 2 years of the death of the victim, and

(b) the director is satisfied that the immediate family member suffered loss of earnings due to the absence.

(2) An award under subsection (1) must equal the product of A, B and C where

A = the number of working days that the family member was absent from work, up to a maximum of 5 working days,

B = 8, and

C = the higher minimum hourly wage under the Employment Standards Act that is in effect at the time the award is made.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 15.]

Crime scene cleaning expenses

26   (1) The director may award an immediate family member of a victim the benefit of crime scene cleaning expenses only if

(a) the victim's death or injury resulted from an eligible offence, and

(b) the director is satisfied that

(i) either of the following applies:

(A) in the event of the victim's death, the eligible offence occurred at the residence of the victim or the immediate family member or in a motor vehicle owned or leased by the victim or the immediate family member;

(B) in the event of the victim's injury, the eligible offence occurred at the residence of the immediate family member or in a motor vehicle owned or leased by the immediate family member,

(ii) exceptional and specialized cleaning is required, and

(iii) the expenses are reasonable and necessary.

(2) The maximum that the director may award under subsection (1) is $4 000.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 16.]

Childcare services or expenses

27   (1) The director may award an immediate family member of a victim the benefit of childcare services or expenses only if

(a) the person is a spouse who, at the time of the eligible offence, was married to the victim or living and cohabiting with the victim in a marriage-like relationship,

(b) the victim provided some or all of the childcare before the victim's death,

(c) the childcare services are provided or the child care expenses are incurred during the 5 year period after victim's death, and

(d) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary.

(2) The director may not award an immediate family member more than $800 per month for childcare services under this section.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 9.]

Homemaker services or expenses

28   (1) The director may award an immediate family member the benefit of homemaker services or expenses only if

(a) the person is a spouse who, at the time of the eligible offence, was married to the victim or living and cohabiting with the victim in a marriage-like relationship,

(b) the victim provided some or all of the homemaker services before the victim's death,

(c) the homemaker services are provided or the homemaker expenses are incurred during the 5 year period after the victim's death, and

(d) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary.

(2) The director may not award an immediate family member more than $400 per month for homemaker services and expenses under this section.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 9.]

Part 4 — Witness Benefits

Counselling services or expenses

29   (1) Subject to this section, the director may award a witness a benefit in the category of benefit described as counselling benefits or expenses in section 4 (3) (a) of the Act only if the director is satisfied that the counselling services or expenses are reasonable and necessary to assist the witness in the witness's recovery from the psychological injury that resulted from an eligible offence.

(2) A benefit referred to in subsection (1) does not include the following:

(a) stress management courses, self-improvement seminars or self-help books, tapes, audio or video displays or other similar materials;

(b) counselling provided by a counsellor who does not have professional liability insurance that is satisfactory to the director;

(c) counselling provided by a counsellor who has failed to provide to the director a criminal record check that is satisfactory to the director.

(3) The director may award a witness one or both of the following:

(a) up to 12 one hour counselling sessions;

(b) up to 12 one hour counselling sessions to be used subject to subsection (3.1).

(3.1) Counselling sessions awarded under subsection (3) (b) may be used only as follows:

(a) the sessions may be used only in relation to a legal proceeding conducted in respect of an eligible offence, unless the director is satisfied that the legal proceeding is sufficiently similar or related to an eligible offence that counselling sessions are reasonable and necessary in the circumstances;

(b) the sessions may be awarded in respect of, and used only during, the period that

(i) begins on the date that the legal proceeding is commenced, and

(ii) ends on the date that is 18 months after that legal proceeding is concluded or terminated;

(c) the sessions may be used in relation to more than one legal proceeding only

(i) if each legal proceeding relates to the same eligible offence or the same similar or related proceeding, and

(ii) until the number of counselling sessions awarded is reached.

(3.2) For greater certainty,

(a) counselling sessions may be awarded under subsection (3) (b) whether or not the witness attends any of the legal proceedings,

(b) the director may determine when a legal proceeding commences, concludes or terminates, and

(c) if subsection (3.1) (c) applies, the period described in subsection (3.1) (b) applies in respect of each legal proceeding.

(4) If the witness was under 19 years old when the eligible offence that resulted in the death or injury of the victim occurred, the director may award more counselling sessions to the witness than the number of sessions permitted under subsection (3) (a) if the director is satisfied that continued counselling is reasonable and necessary.

(5) The director may not pay more than the amount set out in Column 2 of Schedule 2 for the type of counselling session that a witness attends.

[am. B.C. Regs. 226/2017, s. 4; 270/2023, Sch., s. 17.]

Prescription drug expenses

30   (1) The director may award a witness a benefit referred to in section 4 (3) (b) of the Act only if

(a) the drugs are prescribed for the witness by a medical practitioner or a health professional authorized by law to prescribe those drugs,

(b) the drugs are prescribed as a result of the psychological harm caused to the witness by the victim's death or injury, and

(c) the director is satisfied that the prescriptions drugs are necessary and reasonable and the cost of providing the benefit is economically reasonable.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the director may not pay an amount for prescription drugs that a victim obtains outside of British Columbia that is more than the amount payable under a drug plan established under the Drug Plans Regulation for that type of prescription drug.

[am. B.C. Regs. 32/2012, Sch. 2, s. 2; 73/2015, App. 2.]

Transportation and related expenses and child care expenses

31   (1) In this section, "related expenses" means the cost of meals and accommodation that are incurred by a witness as part of transportation undertaken by the witness.

(2) The director may award a witness a benefit described as transportation and related expenses in section 4 (3) (c) of the Act on the conditions and subject to the limitations set out in this section.

(3) The director may award a benefit referred to in subsection (2) to a witness if the director is satisfied that the transportation and related expenses are reasonable and necessary for the witness to be able to access counselling benefits referred to in section 29.

(4) The director may pay a witness for transportation and related expenses at the same rate as that set for group I public service employees under the Financial Administration Procedures Manual, published by the Ministry of Finance, that is in effect at the time the expense is incurred.

(5) The director may award a witness childcare services or expenses if

(a) the director is awarding the witness transportation and related expenses referred to in this section,

(b) no other person in the witness's household is reasonably able to perform the childcare services necessary for the witness to be able to receive the counselling benefits referred to in section 29, and

(c) the director is satisfied that the benefit is reasonable and necessary for the witness to be able to receive the counselling benefits referred to in section 29.

Crime scene cleaning expenses

32   (1) The director may award a witness of an eligible offence the benefit of crime scene cleaning expenses only if

(a) the victim's death or injury resulted from an eligible offence, and

(b) the director is satisfied that

(i) the eligible offence occurred at the residence of the witness or in a motor vehicle owned or leased by the witness,

(ii) exceptional and specialized cleaning is required, and

(iii) the expenses are reasonable and necessary.

(2) The maximum that the director may pay under subsection (1) with respect to a victim's death is $4 000.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 18.]

Part 5 — Modifications to Compensation Awarded Under the Former Act

Application and definitions

33   (1) In this Part, "former applicant" means an applicant under the former Act.

(2) This Part applies with respect to applications, applicants and compensation under an application made under the former Act, if the Act applies to the application.

New benefits if compensation awarded under the former Act

34   (1) For the purposes of this section and section 35, a former applicant's eligibility for a benefit awarded under these sections commences on the date of reassessment or the date of reconsideration under the Act, whichever is earlier.

(2) Subject to this section and section 35, if an item of compensation awarded under the former Act to a former applicant is being reassessed under section 12 of the Act or is being reconsidered under section 14 of the Act, the former applicant, effective on the reassessment or reconsideration, as the case may be,

(a) is no longer eligible for that item of compensation, and

(b) is eligible for an item of benefit that may be awarded under the Act for the same or a similar purpose as the item of compensation.

(3) Subsections (4) to (6) apply if

(a) compensation for an injury of a former applicant

(i) is awarded as a periodic payment under the former Act, and

(ii) is not awarded as the result of the death of a victim, and

(b) the awarding or the amount of the compensation is being reassessed under section 12 of the Act or being reconsidered under section 14 of the Act.

(4) If, on a reassessment or reconsideration under the Act, it is determined that the injury of a former applicant has worsened from the date when the amount of the periodic payment that is being reassessed or reconsidered was determined under the former Act, the applicant is eligible for a benefit that is the greater of

(a) the amount of the periodic payment the applicant was receiving immediately before the reassessment or reconsideration, as the case may be, and

(b) the periodic payment that would be awarded under the Act, if the applicant had filed an application under the Act at the time of reassessment or reconsideration, as the case may be.

(5) If, on a reassessment or reconsideration under the Act, it is determined that the injury of a former applicant is unchanged from the date when the amount of the periodic payment that is being reassessed or reconsidered was determined under the former Act, the applicant is eligible for a benefit that equals the amount of the periodic payment the applicant was receiving immediately before the reassessment or reconsideration, as the case may be.

(6) If, on a reassessment or reconsideration under the Act, it is determined that the injury of a former applicant is less severe than it was on the date when the amount of the periodic payment that is being reassessed or reconsidered was determined under the former Act, the applicant is eligible for a benefit that equals the amount of the periodic payment that would be awarded under the Act, if the applicant had filed an application under the Act at the time of reassessment or reconsideration, as the case may be.

(7) Subject to subsections (4) to (6), if compensation that is a deemed benefit under section 29 (6) of the Act is subject to certain conditions or limitations, the deemed benefit continues to be subject to those conditions and limitations, unless the compensation, conditions or limitations are terminated or modified under section 12 or 14 of the Act.

(8) If periodic payments awarded to a former applicant under section 3 (1) (b) (ii) of the former Act are reassessed under section 12 of the Act or reconsidered under section 14 of the Act, the former applicant is eligible to receive a benefit equal to the amount of, and subject to the terms and conditions for, the periodic payments that may be awarded under the former Act.

(9) For the purposes of subsection (8), the former Act means

(a) if the former Act is in effect at the time of the reassessment or reconsideration, the former Act as it is on that date, and

(b) if the former Act is not in effect at the time of the reassessment or reconsideration, the former Act as it was immediately before its repeal.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 19.]

Counselling benefits

35   (1) Subject to this section, a former applicant may be awarded additional counselling sessions if the former applicant

(a) was awarded counselling under the former Act, and

(b) applies in a reassessment under section 12 of the Act or a reconsideration under section 14 of the Act for additional counselling sessions for the same injury.

(2) If a former applicant has received by the date of the reassessment or reconsideration, as the case may be, fewer than 36 counselling sessions under the former Act, the former applicant is eligible to be awarded a benefit of additional counselling sessions if the total number of counselling sessions provided under both Acts does not exceed 48 counselling sessions.

(3) If a former applicant has received by the date of the reassessment or the reconsideration, as the case may be, 36 or more counselling sessions but fewer than 60 counselling sessions under the former Act, the former applicant is eligible to be awarded a benefit of additional counselling sessions if the total number of counselling sessions provided under both Acts does not exceed 60 counselling sessions.

(4) If a former applicant has received by the date of the reassessment or the reconsideration, as the case may be, 60 or more counselling sessions under the former Act, the former applicant is eligible to be awarded a benefit of up to 12 additional counselling sessions.

(5) A maximum number of counselling sessions that may be awarded under another section of this regulation does not apply in the circumstances described in this section.

Ineligible benefits

36   (1) If a former applicant was awarded compensation for pain and suffering under section 2 (4) (f) of the former Act, the former applicant may not receive the following benefits with respect to the injury for which the former applicant was awarded pain and suffering under the former Act:

(a) protective measures, services and expenses under section 4 (1) (f) of the Act;

(b) lost earning capacity under section 4 (1) (m) of the Act;

(c) transportation and related expenses under section 4 (1) (n) of the Act, if those expenses are related to attending legal proceedings;

(d) maintenance of a child born as a result of a prescribed offence under section 4 (1) (k) of the Act;

(e) vocational services and expenses under section 4 (1) (e) of the Act, if the former applicant was unemployed at the time of the former applicant's injury for which compensation was awarded.

(2) If a former applicant was awarded compensation under section 2 (4) (d) of the former Act, the former applicant may not receive a benefit under section 4 (1) (k) of the Act for the same injury.

(3) If a former applicant was awarded compensation for loss of love, guidance and affection under section 2 (4) of the former Act, the former applicant may not receive a benefit under section 4 (2) (g) of the Act with respect to the death for which the former applicant was awarded compensation under section 2 (4) (c) of the former Act.

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 20.]

Part 6 — Transitional Provisions

Transitional — crime scene cleaning expenses

37   Sections 19, 26 and 32, as they read immediately before the coming into force of this section, continue to apply to benefits awarded in relation to eligible offences that occurred before the date this section comes into force.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 21.]

Transitional — funeral expenses

38   Section 22 (2), as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section, continues to apply to benefits awarded in relation to eligible offences that occurred before the date this section comes into force.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 21.]

Transitional — bereavement leave

39   Section 25 (1) (a), as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section, continues to apply to benefits awarded in relation to eligible offences that occurred before the date this section comes into force.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 21.]

Transitional — prescribed offences

40   Schedule 1, as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section, continues to apply for the purposes of an application under section 3 (1) of the Act related to an offence under the Criminal Code that occurred before the date this section comes into force.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 21.]

Transitional — Type 1 counselling

41   Item 1 in Schedule 2, as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section, continues to apply for 6 months after the date this section comes into force if

(a) the person to whom a benefit in the category of benefit described as counselling benefits or expenses is awarded was, before the date this section comes into force, attending counselling of the type described in Column 1 of item 1, and

(b) the same counsellor continues, after the date this section comes into force, to provide to the person the type of counselling described in paragraph (a).

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 21.]

Transitional — counselling rates

42   The amounts set out in Column 2 of Schedule 2, as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section, continue to apply in relation to counselling that occurred before the date this section comes into force.

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 21.]

Schedule 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 22.]

Prescribed Offences

ItemColumn 1
Section of Criminal Code
Column 2
Description of Offence
164Riots
272Forcible entry
376Hijacking
477Endangering safety of aircraft or airport
578Offensive weapons and explosive substances
680Breach of duty (duty of care of explosives)
781Using explosives
885Using firearm in commission of offence
986Careless use of a firearm
1087Pointing a firearm
11151Sexual interference
12152Invitation to sexual touching
13153Sexual exploitation
14153.1Sexual exploitation of person with disability
15155Incest
16160 (2) and (3)Compelling the commission of bestiality; Bestiality in presence of or by child
17162Voyeurism
18162.1Publication, etc., of an intimate image without consent
19163.1Child pornography
20170Parent or guardian procuring sexual activity
21171.1Making sexually explicit material available to child
22172.1Luring a child
23172.2Agreement or arrangement — sexual offence against a child
24173Indecent acts (only if done for a sexual purpose); Exposure
25180Common nuisance
26215Failure to provide necessaries
27218Abandoning child
28220Causing death by criminal negligence
29221Causing bodily harm by criminal negligence
30229Murder
31236Manslaughter
32237Infanticide
33238Killing unborn child in act of birth
34239Attempt to commit murder
35241Counselling or aiding suicide
36244 and 244.1Causing bodily harm with intent
37245Administering noxious thing
38246Overcoming resistance to commission of offence
39247Traps likely to cause bodily harm or death
40248Interfering with transportation facilities
41262Impeding attempt to save life
42263Failure to safeguard opening in ice/excavation on land
43264Criminal harassment (stalking)
44264.1Uttering threats
45266Assault
46267Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm
47268Aggravated assault
48269Unlawfully causing bodily harm
49269.1Torture
50270Assaulting a Peace Officer
51271Sexual assault
52272Sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm
53273Aggravated sexual assault
54273.3Removal of child from Canada
55279Kidnapping, forcible confinement
56279.01Trafficking in persons
57279.011Trafficking of a person under the age of eighteen years
58279.1Hostage taking
59280Abduction of person under 16
60281Abduction of person under 14
61282Abduction in contravention of custody or parenting order
62283Abduction
63286.3Procuring
64320.102Conversion therapy
65320.13Dangerous operation (of a conveyance other than a motor vehicle)
66320.14Operation (of a conveyance other than a motor vehicle) while impaired
67344Robbery
68346Extortion
69423Intimidation
70430 (2)Mischief causing actual danger to life
71433Arson
72436Arson by negligence
73437False alarm of fire
74465Conspiracy to commit murder

Schedule 2

[am. B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 23.]

Maximum Amount for Counselling Services

Column 1
Type of Counselling
Column 2
Maximum Hourly Rate
1Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 23 (a).]

2
Individual counselling session provided by a counsellor who is not described in item 3, 4 or 5 of this Schedule and who has the following education, experience and professional affiliation:
(a)Education: an undergraduate degree in psychology or in a field related to counselling psychology or counselling therapy, or a 2 year diploma in counselling;
(b)Experience: a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical experience;
(c)Professional Affiliation:
 (i)membership in good standing of, or designation or certification by, a professional association whose members provide counselling services, or
 (ii)for a person providing counselling in a jurisdiction in which counselling psychology or counselling therapy is a regulated profession, authorization to practise the profession by the regulatory body that governs the practice of that profession.
In paragraph (b) of this item, "supervised clinical experience" includes any time spent in a supervised clinical placement approved by a college or university.

$85

3
Individual counselling session provided by a counsellor who is not described in item 4 or 5 of this Schedule and who has the following education, experience and professional affiliation:
(a)Education: a master's degree or doctorate in counselling psychology or counselling therapy, psychotherapy, psychology or in a field related to counselling psychology or counselling therapy;
(b)Experience: for a person with a professional affiliation described in paragraph (c) (i) (C) of this item, a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical experience;
(c)Professional Affiliation:
 (i)one of the following:
 (A)membership in good standing of, and registration as a Registered Clinical Counsellor by, the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors;
 (B)membership in good standing of, and certification as a Canadian Certified Counsellor by, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association;
 (C)membership in good standing of, or designation or certification by, another professional association whose members provide counselling services, or
 (ii)for a person providing counselling in a jurisdiction in which counselling psychology or counselling therapy is a regulated profession, authorization to practise the profession by the regulatory body that governs the practice of that profession.
In paragraph (b) of this item, "supervised clinical experience" includes any time spent in a supervised clinical placement approved by a college or university.

$135

4
Individual counselling session provided by a counsellor who is not described in item 5 of this Schedule and who
(a)meets either of the following descriptions:
 (i)in British Columbia, is a registrant, as defined in section 1 of the Social Workers Act, in good standing;
 (ii)in another jurisdiction, is authorized to practise the profession of social work by the regulatory body that governs that profession, and
(b)has a minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical experience, including in the provision of counselling services.
In paragraph (b) of this item, "supervised clinical experience" does not include any time spent in a supervised clinical placement approved by a college or university.

$135

5
Individual counselling session provided by a counsellor who is
(a)authorized under the Health Professions Act to practise the designated health profession of psychology, or
(b)authorized to practise the profession of psychology by the body that regulates that profession in another jurisdiction.

$205
6Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 270/2023, Sch., s. 23 (a).]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Crime Victim Assistance Act, S.B.C. 2001, c. 38, ss. 3, 4, 9, 26 and 30.]