Standards refer to the expected level of physiotherapist performance, for qualification to practice, clinical care, and professional practice that results in safe, ethical and effective physiotherapy service.
The physiotherapist who is also registered as a member of another regulated health profession in Alberta administers each health service as a separate and distinct entity, and informs the client of their role when providing each distinct health-care service.
Performance of Restricted Activities
The physiotherapist performs restricted activities that they are authorized and competent to perform, within the context of physiotherapy practice, in accordance with the Standards of Practice, and when client assessment findings support their use.
The physiotherapist respects clients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality of personal information including health, financial, and other information by practicing in compliance with applicable legislation and regulatory requirements.
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct
This Standard of Practice establishes who is considered a patient for the purpose of a complaint of unprofessional conduct in relation to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct and the performance requirements of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta members.