Jurisprudence Education Module

In 2005, the Health Professions Act (HPA) was amended, requiring the College of Dental Hygienists of BC (CDHBC) and all other health colleges to establish a Quality Assurance Program. In response to these changes in the HPA, the CDHBC developed a new Quality Assurance Program (QAP) that aligns with the CDHBC Mission statement.

The CDHBC Jurisprudence Education Module was developed as part of the Quality Assurance Program and to replace the British Columbia Dental Hygiene Regulation Assessment.

The Jurisprudence Education Module (JEM) provides education and information on the legal framework that governs dental hygiene practice in BC. The JEM includes an overview of the BC Dental Hygienists Regulation, CDHBC Bylaws, Practice Standards, Scope of Practice and ethical obligations of registrants.

The JEM is an on-line learning module that can be accessed any time via the CDHBC website using most current internet browsers. The presentation is a combination of visual slides with notes for reference.

The JEM is organized into eleven chapters. There are mini quizzes at the end of each chapter to review key highlights from that chapter. All questions must be answered correctly prior to advancing to subsequent chapters. At the end of the JEM, the registrant will be guided through the process of confirming completion of the module, which will then provide the CDHBC with evidence of a registrant’s successful completion of the JEM. This step must be completed or confirmation of completion will not be submitted to the College and the registrant will be required to complete the JEM again.

  • For registrants with a new Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Cycle, the JEM must be completed once during the 5 year cycle.
  • Registrants with a Continuing Competency (CC) Cycle are encouraged to optionally complete the JEM at any time.
  • ALL registrants may claim 2 Continuing Competency (CC) credits, once per QAP or CC Cycle, for completion of the JEM.