Complaints

The Provincial Government has mandated CSHBC to regulate the professions of audiology, hearing instrument dispensing, and speech-language pathology in the public interest. That responsibility includes responding to public complaints about incompetent, unethical, unprofessional, or unauthorized practice.

Complaints about Registrants

Complaints about Registered Audiologists (RAUDs), Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioners (RHIPs), and Registered Speech-Language Pathologists (RSLPs) must be made in writing to CSHBC. Complaints may be submitted through the following options:

  • Use the secure Complaint Portal (after creating an account, which can be used to track your complaint)
  • Use the secure Complaint Form (no account needed)
  • Send an email to: complaints@cshbc.ca
  • Send a letter or fax to:
    • The Registrar
      College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia
      630 – 999 West Broadway
      Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K5
      Fax: 604.568.1566

You must provide your full name when submitting a complaint. The College is not able to accept anonymous complaints or complaints made by phone.

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Complaints about Unlawful Practice

Complaints about unlawful practice by non-registrants working within the scope of practice of our registrants must be made in writing to CSHBC. Complaints may be submitted through the following options:

  • Use the secure Complaint Portal (after creating an account, which can be used to track your complaint)
  • Use the secure Complaint Form (no account needed)
  • Send an email to: complaints@cshbc.ca
  • Send a letter or fax to:
    • The Registrar
      College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia
      630 – 999 West Broadway
      Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K5
      Fax: 604.568.1566

Because this type of complaint concerns individuals who are not registrants of the College, CSHBC will accept anonymous reports of unlawful practice and/or title use.

For more information see:

Health Professions Act and Standards of Practice

In addressing complaints, CSHBC must its fulfill its mandate and follow the processes established by the Health Professions Act. Given its overriding mandate to protect public safety, the College must take action to address conduct by RAUDs, RHIPs, or RSLPs that falls below Standards of Practice. The College must also act to protect the public from non-registrants who conduct unlawful practice.

For more information

  • See the chart (PDF) that shows how CSHBC resolves complaints.
  • Watch the BC Health Regulators (BCHR) video about how complaints are resolved by regulatory colleges:

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

Address:
630 – 999 West Broadway
Vancouver BC V5Z 1K5

Phone: 604.568.1568
Email: enquiries@cshbc.ca