There are three main components involved in dental technicians being regulated under the Health Professions Act.
These include the HPA, the Dental Technicians Regulation, and CDTBC Bylaws.

  1. Health Professions Act - the Act is the umbrella legislation that provides the common regulatory framework for all health professions in BC.
  2. Regulations - Regulations are created by government for each health profession governed under the HPA.  They contain a scope of practice and a list of restricted activities outlining what individuals of each profession are authorized to do.
  3. Bylaws - Bylaws set out the operational specifics of each regulatory College.  The details included are: the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, registration requirements and examination requirements.


Legislation Structure