On January 3, 2023, the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta circulated the draft Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Alberta for review and comment by regulated members of the College, in accordance with Section 133(2) of the Health Professions Act.
The consultation period for review of the draft Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Alberta will end on February 3, 2023.
Please note that in 2022, physiotherapy regulators from across Canada also reviewed the Core Standards of Practice originally developed in 2016. The Core Standards of Practice serve as a foundational document upon which each physiotherapy regulator can develop the Standards to be implemented in their local jurisdiction.
The revised draft Core Standards of Practice inform the draft Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Alberta and are expected to undergo a review and validation process in 2023 separate from the review and feedback process of the Alberta Standards.
The national validation process is an important step in the process of developing the Core Standards as it helps to build national consensus of what constitutes good physiotherapy practice.
Registrants can expect to be contacted to be part of the validation of the revised draft Core Standards of Practice in the future. However, registrants will only be asked to provide feedback on a subset of the draft Core Standards of Practice as part of the national validation process.
This is the opportunity for registrants to provide their feedback on all the draft Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Alberta.
The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta encourages all registrants to review the draft Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Alberta in full and to complete the feedback survey if they have not already done so. The consultation period for review is now closed. Thank you for providing your feedback.
Registrants can compare and contrast the existing 2017 Standards to the draft Standards to understand the changes made with this revision. A table summarizing key changes is also available here.