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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2007


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 60/07

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 60/07

Physiotherapy Regulations
under the
Physiotherapy Act, 2006

(Filed May 8, 2007)

Under the authority of section 9 of the Physiotherapy Act, 2006, the Council of the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists, with the approval of the Minister of Health and Community Services, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, May 2, 2007.

Raeleen Baggs
Chair, Council of the
Newfoundland and Labrador
College
of Physiotherapists

Ross Wiseman
Minister of Health and Community Services

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Definition

        3.   Registration categories

        4.   Active registration

        5.   Conditional registration

        6.   Temporary registration

        7.   Inactive registration

        8.   Registration certificate


Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Physiotherapy Regulations.

Definition

        2. In these regulations, "Act" means the Physiotherapy Act, 2006.

Registration categories

        3. An applicant for registration as a physiotherapist may be granted

             (a)  active registration;

             (b)  conditional registration;

             (c)  temporary registration; or

             (d)  inactive registration.

Active registration

        4. (1) An applicant may be granted active registration as a physiotherapist where he or she applies for active registration on the prescribed form and

             (a)  successfully completes the required academic program from a school of physiotherapy approved by the council;

             (b)  successfully completes a course of clinical practice in physiotherapy satisfactory to council;

             (c)  successfully completes a physiotherapy competency examination approved by the council;

             (d)  provides a certificate of conduct acceptable to the council;

             (e)  completes a declaration of conduct as required by the council which is satisfactory to the council;

              (f)  provides proof of having obtained professional liability insurance satisfactory to council or a statement from an insurer of an intention to provide insurance;

             (g)  provides proof of membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; and

             (h)  pays the required fees.

             (2)  An applicant who has been previously registered in this jurisdiction or another jurisdiction recognized by the college may be granted active registration as a physiotherapist where he or she meets the requirements of subsection (1) and

             (a)  provides evidence of good standing from all jurisdictions where he or she has been registered in the past 5 years;

             (b)  provides proof, as determined necessary by council, that the applicant has completed a minimum number of hours or physiotherapy practice in the previous 5 years which are considered to be acceptable by the council; and

             (c)  meets the continuing competency requirements set by the council.

             (3)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(c) an applicant who has not written the physiotherapy competency examination approved by the council may be granted active registration where he or she

             (a)  was a member of the college on or before April 1, 2000;

             (b)  was registered with another physiotherapy regulatory body in Canada on or before April 1, 2000; or

             (c)  is eligible for registration under the alternate accommodation mechanisms negotiated with other Canadian jurisdictions as accepted by the council.

Conditional registration

        5. (1) An applicant may be granted conditional registration as a physiotherapist where he or she applies for conditional registration in the prescribed form and

             (a)  passes the qualifying portion of the physiotherapy competency examination approved by the council;

             (b)  provides proof of registration for the clinical portion of the physiotherapy competency examination approved by the council;

             (c)  complies with the "Conditions of Registration" and "Conditions of Practice" for conditional registration approved by the council; and

             (d)  pays the required fees.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an applicant who has not met all the conditions under 4(2)(a),(b) or (c) may be granted conditional registration where that applicant enters and completes a remediation program prescribed by the council.

             (4)  A conditional registration may be reviewed, revised or revoked by the council if the circumstances under which the conditional registration was given change.

             (5)  A person holding a conditional registration shall not serve as a member of council, sit on college committees or be entitled to vote at meetings of the college.

Temporary registration

        6. (1) An applicant may be granted a temporary registration where he or she applies for temporary registration in the prescribed form and

             (a)  provides proof satisfactory to council that the applicant has qualifications appropriate to the specific purpose for registration as a physiotherapist in this province;

             (b)  provides proof where required by council that the applicant is in good standing with another physiotherapy regulatory body;

             (c)  provides proof that the applicant carries appropriate professional liability insurance during the period of practice in this province at a minimum coverage determined by council; and

             (d)  pays the required fees.

             (2)  Where a person has been granted temporary registration under this section, that person shall practice physiotherapy only within the scope of practice and on those terms and conditions prescribed by the council in the temporary registration.

             (3)  A person holding a temporary registration shall not serve as a member of council, sit on college committees or be entitled to vote at meetings of the college.

Inactive registration

        7. (1) A physiotherapist may be registered as an inactive member and use the designation "physiotherapist" where he or she meets the requirements for active membership under section 4, except paragraphs 4(1)(f) and (g).

             (2)  An inactive member shall not practice physiotherapy.

             (3)  An inactive member may serve as a member of council and be appointed by council to college committees.

Registration certificate

        8. A certificate of registration or a renewal of a certificate of registration is valid for the period stated on the certificate unless registration is subsequently suspended or cancelled.