Core Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Canada Now Available

CAPR is pleased to share the Core Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Canada.

Standards of practice are one component of a continuum of documents including codes of ethics, position statements, practice guidelines, Essential Competencies, and Entry-to-Practice Milestones which direct the practice of professionals to provide quality care. In the physiotherapy profession, each regulatory organization in Canada has its own set of standards and code of ethics, even though physiotherapy practice is more similar than dissimilar across the country. The Core Standards of Practice have been developed to reflect current and future practice trends, and to be generally applicable to all physiotherapists in Canada.

The Core Standards of Practice are intended to serve as a guide and resource to Canadian physiotherapy regulatory organizations. In each jurisdiction, they may be used: in their entirety or in sections; in modified form to reflect jurisdictional legislation; or as a resource for the development of standards for the specific jurisdiction. The Core Standards are to be applied and interpreted in conjunction with federal/provincial/territorial legislation, regulatory requirements and guidelines. In the case of inconsistencies between the Core Standards of Practice and provincial/territorial legislation, the latter will apply.

To view the Core Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists in Canada, click here.