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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 Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA),
  • the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM),
  • the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), and
  • the New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NBASLPA).

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

  • Registration Requirements

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.

  • Discipline and Conduct

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.

  • Quality Assurance/Continuing Competency Program

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

  • Professionals who are registered in Saskatchewan as their primary province and who are seeking cross provincial registration into Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, or New Brunswick, please refer to these colleges’ websites for further information (see links above).

Registrants from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario or New Brunswick

  • Fees for Temporary registration for the purpose of cross provincial practice into Saskatchewan are $250 for 12 months.
  • Additional information regarding eligibility and restrictions for those seeking cross provincial registration into Saskatchewan can be found in the Cross Provincial Practice Guide.

Cross-Provincial Practice Guide

Practice Differences Across Provinces

Tracking Form for Direct Services

Please contact SASLPA if you wish to apply