Cross Provincial Practice Agreement
Effective: July 4, 2022
As part of SASLPA’s work to eliminate barriers to service, we have entered into an agreement with the following provinces:
The purpose of this agreement is to allow for cross provincial practice either virtually or in person into a secondary province for up to a maximum of 200 direct client/patient service hours in a year for a reduced fee.
Who does this agreement affect?
Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists who are involved in, or considering involvement with client service across Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and/or New Brunswick. The agreement allows for up to a maximum of 200 direct client/patient service hours of cross-provincial practice in a year (i.e., a 365-day period). Those professionals involved in greater than 200 hours of inter-jurisdictional practice will require full registration in both jurisdictions where they intend to practice.
If you are interested in cross provincial practice into another province, you will need to contact that province directly.
Summary of this Agreement
o Must be in good standing in the primary province.
o Must pay any applicable fees in the secondary province (less than in the primary province but will be determined independently in each province).
o Must have professional liability insurance (PLI) that covers practice in the secondary province.
o Will have to re-apply annually (after 12 months).
o Ends immediately if registration is cancelled in the primary province.
o Registrants must abide by rules in primary and secondary provinces.
o Complaints may be filed in both provinces.
o Coordinate complaint handling across provinces to avoid duplication.
o Information sharing across provinces regarding any relevant complaints, within the limits of the law.
o Since the secondary registration is tied to the registrant’s primary registration, completion of the secondary province’s continuing competence/quality assurance program will not be required.
Registrants (Full Practising) from Saskatchewan
Registrants from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario or New Brunswick
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