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Legislative Responsibilities

Legislative Responsibilities Standard of Practice PDF


The physiotherapist practices in compliance with all the legislative and regulatory requirements of their jurisdiction.

Expected outcome

Clients can expect that the services they receive are delivered by a registered physiotherapist who is in compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements applicable to her/his practice.

Performance expectations

The physiotherapist:

  • Maintains current registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta.
  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements in Alberta (e.g., privacy legislation, Workers’ Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act) applicable to her/his practice.
  • Practices in accordance with physiotherapy regulatory requirements (e.g., scope of practice, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, continuing competence, mandatory reporting, use of title).
  • Takes responsibility and is accountable for her/his actions.
  • Conducts her/himself in a manner that promotes respect for the profession.

Related Standards

Page updated: 20/02/2024