Purpose and Scope
The Regulations Intentions Paper Consequent to the Proposed Professional Governance Act describes the topics that government is seeking feedback to help inform the development of future policy and regulations under the Act. The intentions paper is organized into two parts. Part One of the paper describes the recently tabled Bill, with the main purpose to explain how the governance of the five regulated professions in scope will change with the passing of the Act. Part Two of the paper describes the following topics for feedback:
- Practice rights of professions: what is required to support professions governed under the Act to operate with both ‘reserved titles’ and ‘reserved practices’? What considerations should guide the process of defining reserved practices for the professions?
- Regulation of firms: what is required to support professions governed under the Act to regulate firms? What general and profession-specific considerations should this framework take into account?
- Competency declarations and conflict of interest declarations: When and how should declarations be required and what should be considered to ensure this process is efficient and effective?
What Happens to Your Input?
Feedback received by January 31, 2019 will be incorporated in a “what we heard” summary report that will be released publicly in spring 2019. Government will carefully consider input received during the public comment period when developing policy and regulations pursuant to the proposed Professional Governance Act.