Mandatory Reporting for Employers and Physiotherapists
Health Professions Act (HPA) s. 57, employers are legally obligated to report the termination, suspension or resignation of a physiotherapist for reasons of unprofessional conduct, incapacity or incompetence as soon as reasonably possible. Reporting helps Physiotherapy Alberta maintain public and patient safety and best interest.
If an employer has reasonable grounds to believe that the conduct of a physiotherapist constitutes sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, the employer must notify the Complaints Director as soon as possible.
If a physiotherapist has reasonable grounds to believe that the conduct of another regulated member of any College constitutes sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, they must notify the Complaints Director of the other regulated member’s College as soon as possible.