Mission, Core Functions, Mandate

Mission

The College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba protects and serves the public by regulating and ensuring competent, safe, ethical practice of audiologists and speech – language pathologists in Manitoba.

Core Functions

The College protects, serves, and regulates through:

  • Conducting the affairs of the College in a transparent, objective, impartial and fair manner
  • Setting standards for practice
  • Registering qualified audiologists and speech – language pathologists who wish to practice their professions in Manitoba
  • Ensuring the continuing competence of its registrants
  • Receiving complaints, conducting investigations and appeals, and taking appropriate disciplinary action

Mandate of the College

The College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM) regulates two health professions:  audiology and speech – language pathology.

Persons who practise audiology or speech – language pathology in the province of Manitoba are regulated under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), the Practice of Audiology and Practice of Speech – Language Pathology Regulation, the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba General Regulation, and the CASLPM By – Laws and practice directions.

As stated in the RHPA, Section 10(2), the mandate of the College is:

a. To regulate the practice of audiology and the practice of speech – language pathology and govern its members in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Practice of Audiology and Practice of Speech – Language Pathology Regulation, the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba General Regulation, and the CASLPM By – Laws;
b. To develop, establish and maintain standards of academic or technical achievement and qualification required for registration as a member and monitor compliance with and enforce those standards;
c. To develop, establish and maintain standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by members and monitor compliance with and enforce those standards;
d. To develop, establish and maintain a continuing competency program for members to promote high standards of knowledge and skill;
e. To promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues;
f. To work in consultation with the Minister towards achieving access for the people of Manitoba to adequate numbers of qualified and competent audiologists and speech – language pathologists;
g. To develop, establish, and maintain programs that provide information about audiology and speech – language pathology and that assist persons in exercising their rights under the RHPA and the Regulations, By – Laws, and Code of Ethics of the College;
h. To promote and enhance the College’s relations with its members, other colleges, key stakeholders, and the public;
i. To promote inter – professional collaboration with other colleges;
j. To administer the College’s affairs and perform its duties and carry out its powers in accordance with the RHPA, and the Regulations and By – Laws of the College