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Legislation Related to Practice

Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act

The requirements for reporting a child in need of intervention when there are reasonable grounds to believe that the survival, security or development of the child is endangered because of abuse, neglect, emotional injury and abandonment. Failure to report may result in fines.

Diagnostic and Treatment Protocol Regulations

Administrative, claims and billing requirements for the treatment of persons with minor injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Personal Information Protection Act

PIPA applies in almost all cases to personal and employee information collected, used and disclosed by physiotherapists in the private sector. 

Health Information Act

HIA concerns the collection, use, disclosure, and access to health information in the publically funded health system. 

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

FOIP establishes rules for collecting, using, disclosing, and accessing information or records in the possession of a public body. 

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

PIPEDA establishes rules for the collection, use, disclosure, and access to personal information during the course of commercial activities.

Protection for Persons in Care Act

Reporting requirements for the abuse of adult Albertans receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers, such as hospitals, seniors' lodges, nursing homes, mental health facilities, shelters, group homes, addictions treatment centres, settings funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities program, and other supportive living settings. Failure to report suspected or known abuse may result in fines.

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Physiotherapists must adhere to the requirements established by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. This includes responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of workers and members of the public at the practice setting and requirements for registration, safe operation, and maintenance of Class 3 B lasers used in physiotherapy practice.

Workers' Compensation Act

Sets out the powers of the Workers' Compensation Board to define the type and amount of medical aid workers will receive and the mandatory requirements for health professionals to report workers who are suspected of or have sustained a work-related injury with our without the workers consent. 

Health Professions Act

The HPA is health-care legislation by which the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta regulates and physiotherapists provide physiotherapy services in Alberta.

Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation

The HPRAR, section 52 and 53, authorizes the performance of restricted activities by physiotherapists in Alberta

Page updated: 22/03/2024