For Employers

If you employ an individual as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, it is important for you to understand your responsibilities.

Employers can verify that any audiologist or speech-language pathologist that they wish to employ or engage are registered with CASLPM, and eligible to practice, as per the Regulated Health Professions Act, Section 167, by referring to CASLPM’s Public Register or by¬†contacting us.

Employers may also verify that a corporation holds a valid permit to carry on the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology by reviewing the Health Profession Corporation Register.

Duty to Report

As per The Regulated Health Professions Act, Section 168(1) and 168(2), employers are required to report the suspension or termination of employment, or engagement of a registrant of the College as a result of misconduct, incompetence, or incapacity. This applies not only to employees but also contractors and consultants. An employer must provide the report to Council of the College and the suspended or terminated registrant.

Employers also have the ability to make a complaint to the College about the conduct of an audiologist or speech-language pathologist at any time.

Ongoing Obligations of the Registrant

To maintain eligibility to practice audiology or speech-language pathology in the province of Manitoba, it is the obligation of each individual registrant of the College to:

    • Maintain registration, and renew their Certificate of Practice annually;
    • Maintain Professional Liability Insurance coverage that meets the minimum requirements as set out by the College;
    • Meet requirements of the Continuing Competency Program;
    • Renew Advanced Competency certification(s) prior to expiry to maintain eligibility to provide certain specialized health care services.

Although each individual registrant is responsible to meet their obligations to the College, employers, supervisors, and managers are encouraged to keep an open dialogue with their employees to ensure that individuals are doing so.