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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Health Professions Act

Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation

B.C. Reg. 413/2008

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 5 April 1, 2010
Section 6 April 1, 2010
October 1, 2012

 Section 5 (3) (g) was added by BC Reg 94/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

 Section 6 (1), (3) and (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 94/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

  

   (1)  An audiologist or a hearing instrument practitioner may provide cerumen management that includes the performance of a restricted activity set out in section 5 (1) (c) or (d) or (2) (b) or (c) only if the audiologist or hearing instrument practitioner has successfully completed a certification program established, required or approved under the bylaws to ensure audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners are qualified and competent to provide cerumen management and perform the restricted activity.

(3)  In respect of an individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, a hearing instrument practitioner may provide a service that includes the performance of a restricted activity set out in section 5 (2) only if the hearing instrument practitioner has successfully completed a certification program established, required or approved under the bylaws to ensure hearing instrument practitioners are qualified and competent to provide the service and perform the restricted activity.

(4)  A speech-language pathologist may provide a service that includes the performance of a restricted activity set out in section 5 (3) (c), (d) or (e) only if the speech-language pathologist has successfully completed a certification program established, required or approved under the bylaws to ensure speech-language pathologists are qualified and competent to provide the service and perform the restricted activity.

 Section 6 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 74/2012, effective October 1, 2012.

(3)  A hearing instrument practitioner who is not also an audiologist may, in respect of an individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, provide a service of hearing instrument dispensing only if

(a) the individual has been examined, within the 6 months immediately preceding the date the service is provided, by an otolaryngologist and an audiologist, and

(b) the hearing instrument practitioner has a copy of each diagnosis which recommends that the individual use a hearing instrument.