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.

Renewal Registration, R. Ac

Renewal registration forms can be found on the website under Regulations/Registration.  Please be advised the deadline for renewal applications is May 1, 2017.


Renewal Registration R.S-LP - R. AUD

Renewal registration forms can be found on the website under Regulations/Registration.  Please be advised the deadline for renewal applications is June 1, 2017.


Office Closed:

The NLCHP office will be closed Monday, May 22, 2017 in observance of the Victoria Day holiday.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8:30am.




Adverse Weather Conditions

The NLCHP office will close due to adverse weather conditions and state of emergency consistent with the public announcement of the closure of provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador offices in the St. John’s region.