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ACSLPA* Document Definitions (September 2021)

Minimum Professional Requirements that Apply to Regulated Members

Code of Ethics: Outlines the ethical principles, values, and responsibilities to which regulated members must adhere. Regulated members must practice in accordance with the Code; a breach of the Code may constitute unprofessional conduct, as defined in the Health Professions Act (HPA).

Standard of Practice: Is an established measure or norm which defines the minimum level of professional performance that regulated members must demonstrate in their practice; a breach of a Standard may constitute unprofessional conduct as defined in the HPA.

Competency Profile: Specifies the minimum knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment required of regulated members for safe and effective practice.

Resources to Support the Application of Minimum Professional Requirements

Advisory Statement: Provides direction to ensure regulated members have information to comply with legislation, standards, and other minimum requirements.

Guideline: Provides guidance to regulated members to support them in the clinical application of Standards of Practice.

Position Statement: Sets out the official position or stand of “the College” on an issue or matter that is significant to the professions, and to outside agencies or groups.

Protocol: Consistent with Competency Profiles for the professions, a protocol outlines the specific clinical criteria, activities, and procedures that should be adhered to by regulated members in the provision of specific professional services.  Protocols are evidence informed.

Requirement: A necessary condition that must be satisfied for a person to be allowed to do something or to be suitable
for something.

Standard of Practice: Is an established measure or norm which defines the minimum level of professional performance that regulated members must demonstrate in their practice; a breach of a Standard may constitute unprofessional conduct as defined in the HPA.

Notes:

  1. *Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists; otherwise referred to as “the College”.
  2. Regulated member and Registrant are used interchangeably.

Revised: September 2021; June 2021; September 2018
First Published: May 2014