VERIFYING A HEALTH PROFESSION CORPORATION
In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba may issue a Health Profession Corporation Permit to a corporation established by one or more registrants of the College.
The College maintains a record of Health Profession Corporations with valid permits; this record is the absolute determinant that a health profession corporation exists.
Click here to access the Health Profession Corporation Register.
In order to verify that a health profession corporation has a current, valid permit to provide audiology or speech-language service, check the Record or contact the Registrar, email@example.com or 204-453-4539 ext: 2.
DUTY OF CARE
One or more full regulated registrants of the College are permitted to establish a health profession corporation.
A registrant of the College practicing within a health profession corporation must comply with the Regulated Health Professions Act, Regulations, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Practice Directions, and By-Laws of the College.
The primary duty of a registrant practicing within a health profession corporation remains with the client receiving health care. If there is a conflict or potential conflict between the registrant’s duty of care to a client and her or his duty to the health profession corporation, the registrant’s duty to the client prevails. This includes, but is not limited to:
- fiduciary obligations
- duty to provide safe and ethical care
- duty to respect confidentiality
A Health Profession Corporation may:
- carry out the practice of one profession, either audiology or speech-language pathology, not both;
- provide health care services, according to the scope of practice of the specified profession;
- provide health care services only through regulated registrants of the College;
- employ one or more regulated registrants of the same profession.
A health profession corporation which holds a valid permit must comply with every provision of the Regulated Health Professions Act, Regulations, By-Laws, and Code of Ethics which apply to it.
The College has responsibility to regulate a health profession corporation that is issued a permit under the RHPA. As such, any power that the College may exercise in respect of a regulated registrant may also be exercised in respect of a health profession corporation.
Contact the College Office for complete details on how to apply for a Health Profession Corporation Permit.