The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) states that individuals who practice a regulated health profession and practice as a corporation must possess a Health Profession Corporation permit, as issued by the presiding regulatory college. This requirement applies to all regulated health professionals under the RHPA.
Part 5: Business Arrangements, of the RHPA, establishes the various contexts under which registrants may practice and provides the regulatory framework specific to Health Profession Corporations.
As per the RHPA, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (the College) maintains a record of Health Profession Corporations that hold valid permits.
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.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A HEALTH PROFESSION CORPORATION PERMIT
The College has developed an application package to allow audiologists and speech-language pathologists to apply for a Health Profession Corporation Permit:
Once the application is received and approved, you will be invoiced for applicable fees as indicated in CASLPM’s Fee Schedule. Upon payment of applicable fees, the permit will be issued. Permits are valid for the calendar year for which they are issued, and must be renewed annually.
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 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.
If you have questions or require clarification regarding business arrangements, please contact the CASLPM Registrar at: email@example.com