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




How to File a Complaint

Lodging an Allegation (Complaint)

As the regulatory body for Registered Acupuncturists(R.Ac.), Audiologists (R. Aud.), Dental Hygienists (RDH) Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT),  Respiratory Therapists (RRT), and Speech-Language Pathologists (R. S-LP),  the NLCHP is responsible under the Health Professions Act (2010) for serving and protecting the public. The Council does this by ensuring that registrants meet the requirements for registration and uphold the standards of practice and code of ethics for each of the designated health professional disciplines.

For additional information click on 'How to File a Complaint' at the bottom of this home page or go to the section 'Allegation/Complaint' at the top of the page and access Complaints Authorization.






Latest News
Renewal Registration RDH

Renewal registration forms can be found on the website under Regulations/Registration.  Please be advised the deadline for renewal applications is November 1, 2016.



AGM Notification

The NLCHP Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm at 209 Blackmarsh Road, St. John's, NL.