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.
- Health Professions Act - the Act is the umbrella legislation that provides the common regulatory framework for all health professions in BC.
- 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.
- 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.