Health Professions Review Board


The Health Professions Review Board (HPRB) is an administrative tribunal created under the Health Professions Act (the Act).   It provides independent reviews of certain decisions made by the self-governing colleges of designated health professions regarding investigation and disposition of complaints against registrants (health professionals who are college members), how quickly they deal with complaints made against registrants, and registration decisions affecting persons who want to become registrants.

The HPRB, in consultation with the colleges, also helps to improve the health care system by developing and publishing guidelines and recommendations that assist colleges in establishing and employing registration, inquiry and discipline procedures that are, in the words of the Act,  “transparent, objective, impartial and fair.”

Through its early resolution processes and review hearings, HPRB monitors the activities of the colleges’ complaint inquiry committees and registration committees, to ensure they fulfill their duties as mandated by legislation. It provides a neutral forum for members of the public as well as for health professionals to resolve issues or seek review of certain health college decisions.


Health Professions Review Board
Suite 900, 747 Fort Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 3E9

Telephone: 250-953-4956
Toll Free: 1-888-953-4986
Fax: 250-953-3195

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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