means a service that is within the practice of audiology or SLP provided by a registrant registered in their primary province (AB, ON, MB, NB, or SK) to a client/patient located outside of the primary province, into a secondary province (AB, ON, MB, NB, or SK), by virtual care or in-person care. means screening, assessment, treatment, counselling or consultation provided to a client/patient or anyone related to a cross provincial license holder’s client/patient in a secondary province. means the province where the registrant is registered as an active practitioner, who is not practicing under mentorship or supervision, and [...]
The participating provinces have agreed that you do not need to have a Cross Provincial Practice registration to provide brief help when a client/patient is temporarily in one of the participating provinces. You can proceed without obtaining a Cross Provincial Practice registration but only If you are providing: reasonably urgent limited services for no more than a cumulative total of 3 hours across the 12 months to an existing client/patient For example, your client/patient may need a hearing aid adjustment to manage a new listening environment they find themselves in while on vacation in another province. Similarly, your client/patient may [...]
You must ensure you have the appropriate professional liability insurance both in your primary province and for the province where you are seeking secondary registration. You must also ensure whatever insurance you do carry allows for Cross Provincial Practice. You may not need to obtain separate insurance coverage but check with your existing insurance provider to ensure you are covered in the secondary province and that the amount of coverage meets the secondary provinces requirements. Please note that ACSLPA requires that you hold your own PLI and will not accept employer coverage. The “Practice Differences Across Provinces: Key Links” chart [...]
You must contact the province where you wish to obtain the Cross Provincial Practice registration. Each participating province has their own process, forms, and fees for registering for Cross Provincial Practice. There are four common requirements for the Cross Provincial Practice registration across the participating provinces: The applicant must ask the regulator in their primary province to send a “Verification of Registration – Cross Provincial Practice” form directly to the secondary province’s regulator. If you are registered in more than one province, we will require a verification of registration for each province where you are currently registered, [...]
You are required to track all direct client/patient care hours whether they are provided virtually or in person. This refers to any direct care you provide to the client/patient or to their caregiver or family. For example, assessments, treatments, care via a support personnel would be counted. Similarly, advice you provide to significant others such as the caregivers, family, teachers or other professionals regarding your client/patient would also be counted. Note: client/patient care hours do not include the SLP or AUD discussing their client/patient with other professionals for general advice regarding intervention with that client/patient. You must not exceed 200 [...]
To be in “good standing” the applicant must: meet the requirements for continuing competence or quality assurance of the primary province have paid the applicable fees to be registered in the primary province; and not owe any debts to that regulator. The applicant must not have: a suspension terms, conditions or limitations a complaint filed against them which is unresolved a Report (applicable to Ontario registrants) an active regulatory investigation an active referral to discipline proceeding unresolved disciplinary or conduct matters that are relevant to cross provincial practice, as determined by the secondary province. If the issue becomes one [...]
You will be able to provide direct care to those who live in the province where you hold a Cross Provincial Practice registration. You can provide up to 200 hours of client/patient care. This is a sum total of all the direct care hours for all your clients/patients. This is not 200 hours per client/patient. Your Cross Provincial Practice registration will be valid for 12 months from the date on which you receive your Cross Provincial Practice registration in that province. Your Cross Provincial Practice registration will expire after 12 months. If you wish to continue practicing in that province, [...]
Alberta Manitoba New Brunswick Ontario Saskatchewan We anticipate that more provinces will be signing the Memorandum of Understanding and agreeing to offer this type of license/permit in the future. Check with your primary province to get up-to-date information on participation. Each province must determine if they are able to participate. Every province has different governing legislation and/or by-laws. Some may wish to participate but must change these laws, which takes time. Others may never be able to change the laws that would allow for this kind of registration.