The BCALP currently maintains several Science Sections related to the major disciplines within laboratory medicine. Each subspecialty recognized by certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada shall have a Science Section unless the Executive Council deems such a section unnecessary. Furthermore, the Executive Council may direct the formation of new Science Sections in disciplines not yet recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada if the Executive Council judge there to be a need for such a forum.
The purpose of a Science Section is to provide a forum for discussion and resolution of professional, scientific and financial matters related specifically to the practice of a subspecialty of Laboratory Medicine. They have the following responsibilities per the Bylaws of the BCALP: