Separation of College and Association
A College Separation Action Plan has been developed in response to Bill 46: The Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (No.2) which mandates separation of regulatory colleges and professional associations. The plan highlights key elements from Bill 46 to address the separation of college and association with a summary of elements and action items that need to be completed to meet the requirements of Bill 46.
Bill 46 also states “a college must not act or hold itself out as a professional association.” Regulatory colleges are required to complete an inventory of all activities it undertakes that could be classified as acting or holding itself as a professional association. Council has approved principles that will be used to help guide current and future decisions of what functions and activities are regulatory. These will be used alongside Guidance provided by Alberta Health for Physiotherapy Alberta to divest those functions deemed to be association functions.
With separation, also comes a name change for the future regulatory college. The future name as the college transitions to a single mandate organization will be the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta. The name will become official when Schedule 20 of the Health Professions Act is amended.
2021/2022 Operating and Capital Budget
Council approved the 2021/2022 operating and capital budget.