The updated Act was officially gazetted by the Saskatchewan government, on Friday, January 19, 2018. View the Agrologists Act.
The main amendments in the Act include:
- Updating the definition of “practice agrology” with new wording that encompasses environmental practice(s).
- Removing reference in the Act to “agricultural technologists” and the statement that they cannot practice independently. This will allow amendments in the bylaws to harmonize the designation (T.Ags) the same as Manitoba and Alberta, and provide a limited licence to practice independently for Tech Ag’s.
- The Act also provides for a second public representative to the provincial council, to increase public representation beyond the farming community.
- Smaller administrative changes included for example, references to a “licence to practice”, the term used in the Model Professions Act, 2013 for self-regulated professions that have both right to title and right to practice.
For more details about the new legislation and its impacts on the profession, contact Al Scholz, PAg, SIA Executive Director & Registrar, at: 306-242-2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.