Governance Documents, Bylaws, Policies and Standards
The Act and its Regulations
- The Professional Governance Act
- The Professional Governance General Regulation
- The Applied Biologists Regulation
- The Professional Governance Amendment Act
The Professional Governance Act is specific in its requirement that regulators establish bylaws to guide the fulfillment of their mandates to protect the public interest. Hence, in order to comply with the PGA, the College Rules will be replaced by bylaws.
The bylaws have been developed by the College in consultation with the legal counsel and the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG). Once approved by the College’s Council and the OSPG, any bylaws will be officially filed with the provincial government.
The Code of Ethics is now called the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and can be found in Schedule 1 of the College’s bylaws. The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CoEPC) is central to the mandate of protecting the public interest because it establishes what the public is entitled to expect from professionals. Integrity, competence, accountability and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations are the cornerstones to professional practice.
The College’s former Code of Ethics ensured protecting the public interest by establishing principles that governed professional behavior and practice and decision-making was foundational to the College’s work to comply with PGA requirements. As such, few changes were required for the transition to the new professional ethics and conduct, and the nine principles remain largely the same. This document highlights what has changed and what remains the same.
- The College of Applied Biologists bylaws
- The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (College Bylaws, Schedule 1)
Professional Practice Policies
Audit & Practice Review Policies
Investigations & Discipline Policies
Professional Practice Standards