Restricted Activities

Consultation 026

About the standard

Since it took effect in March 2023, CPSA has received feedback that clause 7(b) of the current Restricted Activities standard is limiting the provision of medical care in certain settings. The intent of the clause was to ensure CPSA regulated members were not able to compel other health professionals into performing activities that would put them in contravention of their own regulator. As the Restricted Activities standard recently went through the consultation process, only the newly added clauses are being reviewed at this time. Feedback outside of these clauses will be retained for the next time the standard is under review.

What’s changed?

  • Added clauses to signal that regulated members are not obligated to supervise, nor can they compel others to complete restricted activities;
  • Simplified clause 9 around supervision of a person performing a restricted activity or clarity; and
  • Clarified situations in which supervision of a regulated health professional is allowed.

Your opinion matters

Changes to CPSA’s Standards of Practice impact your day-to-day practice. Your feedback is important to us, as it helps us develop clear, reasonable expectations and helpful, applicable resources. We appreciate the time you took and the input you provided.

CPSA regulated members, partner organizations, other healthcare professionals and Albertans were invited to provide feedback from June 5 to July 5, 2023.

Anonymized feedback will be considered by Council at their September 2023 meeting. Once amendments are finalized and approved by Council, members will be notified by email and The Messenger newsletter.

We respect your privacy

All feedback is subject to CPSA’s Privacy Statement. CPSA reviews all comments before publication to ensure there is no offensive language, personal attacks or unsubstantiated allegations.

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