Regulatory Agency

College of Chiropractors of British Columbia


The College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC) is the regulatory body established in 1934 under the Chiropractors Act for the registration and regulation for chiropractic doctors in BC. In 2009, CCBC transitioned under the Health Professions Act. Every doctor of chiropractic practising in BC must be a registered member of CCBC. The Board of CCBC establishes rulings for members subsequent to authority of the Act and bylaws. These include matters relating to clinical activities, billing and member conduct.

As the regulatory body for chiropractic doctors in BC, CCBC is responsible, under provincial legislation, for serving and protecting the public by ensuring that registrants practice in a competent, safe and ethical manner. As part of its regulatory function, CCBC receives and reviews complaints about chiropractors. The majority of complaints are resolved by the registrar and inquiry committee with only a few having to be referred to the discipline committee for hearing.

Under the Act, not all discipline decisions have to be published. Public notice is required for decisions:

  • Concerning conduct that, if proven or admitted, would normally result in the imposition of practice restrictions, a suspension or cancellation of registration or a fine
  • Where discipline is applied after a citation is issued for a hearing before the discipline committee
  • That involve the imposition of practice restrictions or the suspension or cancellation of registration


College of Chiropractors of BC
212-10451 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC
V6X 2W8

Telephone: 604-242-1455 
Fax: 604-278-0093

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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