Who We Are Why We Exist
The Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP) an independent body established by legislation under the Health Professions Act (2010)  is responsible for governing the regulation of seven health groups designated under the Act .These professions include:
  • Acupuncturists
  • Audiologists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Midwives
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists


The NLCHP in consultation with the designated health professionals under the Health Professions Act (2010), is responsible for regulating these professions in the area of registration, professional standards, quality assurance, and discipline. The NLCHP with two members from each of the professional groups and six public representatives shall act to:

  • support the quality and safety of health services;
  • enhance public protection;
  • improve patient safety and strengthen the regulatory system, and
  • facilitate patient-centred interprofessional collaboration and care.








Health Professional Colleges

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Newfoundland and Labrador



College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Newfoundland and Labrador



Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dental Hygienists



Newfoundland and Labrador College of Medical Laboratory Sciences



Newfoundland and Labrador College of Respiratory Therapists



Newfoundland and Labrador College of Midwives


How to File a Complaint

Making a Complaint

If you as a member of the public, an employer or a colleague have a concern about the care/service or professional conduct of a health professional, you may lodge an allegation or complaint against the health professional with the Registrar of the NLCHP.

Many issues that arise between a health professional and the client arise because of misunderstandings, others may arise from genuine errors. Some misunderstandings can be resolved informally but others may require investigations and follow-up by the NLCHP.

If you have a concern and if you are comfortable with approaching the health professional, talk to the health professional about that concern. If you wish to make a complaint regarding the Health Professional, you may contact the Registrar of the NLCHP (745-7304 or 1-855-863-8616).

Complaints must be in writing and signed by the complainant or solicitor on behalf of the complainant. Please see the NLCHP Complaint Form.  Home Page Tab Allegation /Complaint.

For individuals who file a formal allegation or complaint the Registrar will respond and provide details with respect to next steps in the review process.

Office Closure

The office will be closed on Monday May 20th. We will reopen Tuesday May 21st. 


The NLCHP is pleased to announce that Janine O'Malley has accepted position of Deputy Registrar.   Please refer to the Deputy Registrar Announcement under the News Release tab for additional details.


R.SLP / R.AUD Renewal Registration

Registration renewal is underway for Registered Speech-Language Pathologists and Registered Audiologists in the province. The renewal form is now available on the NLCHP website, Regulation/Registration, then Renewal. Please be advised the deadline for renewal applications is May 31, 2019.


The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) announces an agreement with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) to develop and administer entry-to-practice examinations for the registered professions of audiology (AUD) and speech-language pathology (SLP) in Canada. Please refer to The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators Introduces National Entry to-Practice Examinations announcement under the News Release tab for additional details. 

NLCHP Office Closure:

In case of adverse weather conditions, the NLCHP will make the decision to close or delay the opening of the NLCHP office consistent with office closures of the provincial government in the St. John’s region.