Speech-language pathologists and audiologists registered with the College have responsibilities arising from the Health Professions Act to self-report to the Registrar certain information about their own practice:
- Findings of unprofessional conduct against them with another regulatory body or another jurisdiction (e.g., another province, territory, country) and must provide the College with the decision.
- Findings of professional negligence against them.
- Criminal charges or criminal convictions against them.
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists registered with the College also have responsibilities arising from the Health Professions Act to report to the Complaints Director about concerning behavior of other regulated members:
This reporting requirement does not apply if the information was obtained while providing professional services to another regulated member. For example, if regulated member A received the information while providing professional services to regulated member B, then the reporting requirement does not apply to regulated member A. Please see section 127 of the Health Professions Act for more information.
Finally, regulated members are bound by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice that have relevant responsibilities about concerning behaviour of other regulated members, including:
- Having a duty to report other service providers who provide incompetent and/or unethical services to the appropriate authority.
- When reporting concerns regarding the conduct or clinical competence of other service providers, do so in an open, fair and respectful manner, including consultation with the service provider to ensure one has the relevant facts.