Health Professional Associations and Organizations

Licensing and regulating certain health professions assures accountability by:

  • Ensuring that the health professional is qualified to practise;
  • Setting standards of practice and a code of ethics that the health professional must follow;
  • Requiring the health professional to be registered and licensed to use the title of the profession and perform certain services; and
  • Ensuring complaints about the professional are investigated and disciplinary action taken if necessary.

Public Representatives on Self-regulating Health Professional Associations

Each board or council of a self-regulating health profession in Saskatchewan includes a representative from the public to improve transparency and accountability.

These public representatives bring a public perspective on issues of concern presented to the council. As a member of the council, a public representative ensures that the profession:

  • Acts fairly;
  • Follows the appropriate legislation and bylaws;
  • Fosters appropriate standards of practice and professional ethics; and
  • Serves to protect the public interest.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for appointing members of the public to the councils of the self-regulating health professional associations.

Orientation Manual for Public Representatives

The Orientation Manual for Public Representatives on Self-Regulating Health Profession Councils helps assist you transition into your new position as a public representative. It is intended to complement the profession-specific orientation and documentation you will receive from your association.

Health Professional Associations

Chiropractors'​ Association of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals
College of Dental Surgeons of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan College of Physical Therapists
College of Physicians and Surgeons of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan College of Podiatrists
Dental Technicians Association of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan College of Psychologists
Denturist Society of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists
Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Dental Assistants Association
Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical NursesSaskatchewan Dental Hygienists' Association
Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation TechnologistsSaskatchewan Dental Therapists Association
Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic PractitionersSaskatchewan Dietitians Association
Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists Saskatchewan College of Opticians
Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers*Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association
Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and AudiologistsSaskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
Saskatchewan College of MidwivesSaskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists
Saskatchewan College of Paramedics

*Please note the profession of social work is the responsibility of the Minister Responsible for Social Services.

If problems arise that can't be resolved with the person or organization you're dealing with, get help from a client representative or quality of care coordinator.

Health-Related Organizations

  • Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations is a non-profit, non-government association that provides leadership, advocacy, support and programs for about 140 member health agencies throughout the province.
  • 3sHealth - Shared Services Saskatchewan provides province-wide shared services to support Saskatchewan’s health system. The broad objectives of 3sHealth include creating enhanced value to the health system, improving service quality, and lowering the cost curve.