Council News: November 2020

  •   December 4, 2020

Council received a presentation from the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) about the progress towards innovation of the 2021 Clinical Component Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

Bylaw Amendments

The bylaws were amended to reflect new council composition effective April 1, 2021 when Council, committees and hearing tribunals will be composed of 50% public members.  The bylaws were also amended to reflect a secure, electronic election process.

Restricted Activity Standard of Practice

The Restricted Activity standard of practice was circulated for member feedback as per the Health Professions Act.  Physiotherapy Alberta is waiting for feedback from the Minister and external stakeholders as per the Health Professions Act.  Council approved a motion to accept voluntary submission of documents that would support authorization for performing pelvic internal examinations.  Once all feedback is received and the standard comes into effect, the submission of documents will become mandatory.