Member Feedback Request
ACSLPA is currently looking to change our Standards of Practice as follows:
Revise practice standard 1.7 Telepractice
- Update language used in the standard to reflect current nomenclature and definitions in the realm of “virtual care” (formerly telepractice).
- Clarify requirements for regulated members, namely in ensuring that any risks to the client are proactively managed, and
- Ensure that regulated members are aware that they must practice within their legislated scope for any and all jurisdictions where they are registered.
Add a new standard area 6.0 Interjurisdictional Practice, encompassing Standard 6.1 Interjurisdictional Practice Obligations.
The need for this standard is consistent with the implementation of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between ACSLPA and the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia. The MOU will allow for up to a maximum of 100 hours of speech-language pathology or audiology practice in the secondary jurisdiction (either Alberta or BC) for a regulated member who is registered in good standing in the primary jurisdiction (either Alberta or BC).
After you review both standards, please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “Standards of Practice”.