Is your doctor a member of good standing with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons? They must be if they are practicing in British Columbia. Regulating professionals is expected in our society. It helps to protect public safety by setting mandatory standards and developing disciplinary protocols that hold every professional accountable. Speech therapists, nurses, dentists, naturopaths, physiotherapists, pharmacists, teachers, engineers, biologists and so many more must belong to a regulatory college in order to practice their profession.