Reinstatement

Chiropractors who wish to reinstate their registration with the CCBC must complete several requirements depending on several variables.

Please allow for a minimum of four weeks processing time once all documentation has been received. Application fees are non-refundable.

Reinstatement within two (2) months of failing to renew

If you are applying to reinstate your registration within two (2) months of a failure to renew your registration by July 31, you must complete the following:

  • Login to http://renew.chirobc.com with your email address and password and complete the online application for reinstatement.  You may be asked to consent to a criminal record check during this process.
  • Proof of completion of all applicable requirements of the Quality Assurance Program including Continuing Education requirements and Standard First Aid certification (April 30, 2017), as though you had not ceased to be a Full Registrant.
  • Payment of the applicable registration renewal fee online.  See Schedule C – Fees.
  • Payment of any other outstanding fee, debt or levy that you currently owe to the CCBC under the Health Professions Act or the Chiropractors Act;
  • Proof of professional liability protection or insurance of at least $2,000,000 per claim.

Reinstatement after your registration has been expired for longer than two (2) months but not following disciplinary action.

If you are applying to reinstate after your registration has been expired for longer than two (2) months, but not following disciplinary action, you must complete the following:

  • Login to http://renew.chirobc.com with your email address and password and complete the online application for reinstatement.  You will be asked to consent to a criminal record check during this process.
  • If applying for full registration, proof of completion of all applicable requirements of the Quality Assurance Program including Continuing Education requirements and Standard First Aid certification (April 30, 2017), as though you had not ceased to be a Full Registrant.
  • Payment of the applicable registration renewal fee online.  See Schedule C – Fees.
  • Payment of any other outstanding fee, debt or levy that you currently owe to the CCBC under the Health Professions Act or the Chiropractors Act;
  • Proof of professional liability protection or insurance of at least $2,000,000 per claim.

In addition, registrants must request that the following information is sent to the CCBC:

  • If you practised chiropractic or another health profession in another jurisdiction since your registration in BC lapsed, a letter of standing from each jurisdiction where you have practised or currently practise chiropractic or any other health profession sent directly from each jurisdiction to the CCBC.
  • If applicable, a criminal record check from the last non-Canadian jurisdiction(s) where you have practised or currently practise chiropractic or any other health profession sent from the jurisdiction directly to the CCBC.

Further, if you are applying for reinstatement as a Full Registrant and your registration has been expired for three (3) or more years prior to the date of your application, you must either:

  • Successfully complete a clinical skills examination specified by the Registration Committee, or
  • Satisfy the Registration Committee that your knowledge, skills and abilities are substantially equivalent to the standards of academic or technical achievement or other qualifications established in section 44(1)(a) and (b) of the CCBC Bylaws.

Reinstatement following disciplinary action

When applying to reinstate your registration after it was suspended or cancelled following disciplinary action, you must complete the following:

  • Login to http://renew.chirobc.com with your email address and password and complete the online application for reinstatement.  You will be asked to consent to a criminal record check during this process.
  • If applying for full registration, proof of completion of all applicable requirements of the Quality Assurance Program including Continuing Education requirements and Standard First Aid certification (April 30, 2017), as though you had not ceased to be a Full Registrant.
  • Payment of the applicable registration renewal fee online.  See Schedule C – Fees.
  • Payment of any other outstanding fee, debt or levy that you currently owe to the CCBC under the Health Professions Act or the Chiropractors Act;
  • Proof of professional liability protection or insurance of at least $2,000,000 per claim.
  • Completion of any requirements as deemed necessary by the Registration Committee, in order for it to satisfy itself that your registration will not:

    (a) pose an undue risk to public health or safety, or

    (b) otherwise be contrary to the public interest.

In addition, registrants must request that the following information is sent to the CCBC:

  • If you practised chiropractic or another health profession in another jurisdiction after your registration in BC was cancelled or suspended, a letter of standing from each jurisdiction where you have practised or currently practise chiropractic or any other health profession sent directly from each jurisdiction to the CCBC.
  • If applicable, a criminal record check from any non-Canadian jurisdiction(s) where you have practiced or currently practice chiropractic or any other health profession since your registration in BC was cancelled or suspended sent from the jurisdiction directly to the CCBC.

Further, if your registration has been expired for three (3) or more years prior to the date of your application, you must either:

  • Successfully complete a clinical skills examination specified by the Registration Committee, or
  • Satisfy the Registration Committee that your knowledge, skills and abilities are substantially equivalent to the standards of academic or technical achievement or other qualifications established by graduating from a recognized chiropractic education program1 and successfully completing the specified examinations.

Appeal and Review of refusal to register

You may appeal to the British Columbia Supreme Court only if the Registration Committee Grants reinstatement your registration, but:

  • For a limited time, or
  • Subject to limits and conditions on your practice of chiropractic for one of the following reasons:
    • (a) Your entitlement to practice a health profession has been cancelled or suspended in British Columbia or another jurisdiction,
    • (b) You are currently subject to an investigation, review or other proceeding in British Columbia or another jurisdiction that could result in your entitlement to practice a health profession being cancelled or suspended,
    • (c) You voluntarily relinquished your entitlement to practice a health profession in British Columbia or another jurisdiction with the effect of preventing the commencement or completion of an investigation, review or other proceeding that could have resulted in your entitlement to practice a health profession being cancelled or suspended,
    • (d) You have been convicted of an indictable offence; or
    • (e) You have failed to authorize a criminal record check, or as a result of a check the Deputy Registrar under the Criminal Records Review Act has determined that you present a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children.