PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE ACT WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW A recording of the Professional Governance Act Webinar: What You Need to Know is now available through the Online Store. Professional Governance Act . The presentation reviews the association’s response to the BC Government’s intentions paper, which includes positions on the following regulation
for input to ensure the future Corporate Practice Program was also responsive to the unique concerns and needs of the professions. Having reviewed the Task Force’s recommendations of the association’s approach and delivery for the regulation of entities in BC, the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council approved the implementation of the Corporate Practice Business Plan at their meeting on June 21, 2019. While subject to the association receiving the required legislative authority to regulate as per the new Professional Governance Act , this plan will provide sufficient resources to implement a new regulatory program. For more information about corporate practice, visit egbc.ca/corporate-practice . technologists. The recording also includes the Q&A session with participants that followed the presentation. The one-hour webinar is provide at egbc.ca/Resources/Online-Store/Products, under the “Technical/Professional Practice” subcategory.
On June 26, Engineers and Geoscientists BC hosted a webinar with President, Dr. Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) to provide an update on the status of the
topics: corporate regulation; declarations of competency and conflict of interest; and independent practice rights for engineering
CORPORATE PRACTICE TASK FORCE COMPLETES FINAL PHASE With the final phase of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s review of corporate practice and regulation now complete, the association has commenced the development of a Corporate Practice Program that will establish a new regulatory framework for engineering and geoscience organizations in BC. The three-phase approach included: · Phase 1: A strategic review and consultation as to whether the industry to government, manufacturing to construction, Task Force members represented a diverse cross-section of association members from the engineering and geoscience sectors.
As a regulator, Engineers and Geoscientists BC is responsible for ensuring engineering and geoscience professionals across various sectors meet the same quality assurance standards. As such, the association has been examining how the regulation of corporate entities in BC will enhance public protection. Appointed by Council in 2015, the Advisory Task Force on Corporate Practice led a three-phase examination of corporate practice and corporate regulation. From
association should pursue regulatory authority over corporate practice; · Phase 2: A recommended a model for corporate practice oversight; and · Phase 3: A business plan for corporate practice. Focused on delivering a program that supported both the public interest and the engineering and geoscience professions, each phase provided members and industry stakeholders several avenues
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