The Council of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) approached Manitoba Health back in the spring of 2021 to see if a Regulation amendment could be made due to the issues surrounding the Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam. At that time, Manitoba Health denied our request and CPM continued to wait for the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators to administer the next virtual Clinical Exam.
In September, after the second failure of the virtual Clinical Exam, CPM approached Manitoba Health again about an amendment to the Physiotherapists Regulation. CPM requested to remove from the definitions section, wording that is specific to the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapists Regulators and the Physiotherapy Competency Examination. Manitoba Health approved this request and has proposed wording to this definition which opens up the definition to any examination approved by the Council.
While Manitoba Health was reviewing the Physiotherapists Regulation, they noticed that in Schedule A of the Regulation, reference is made to the Department of Labour and Immigration, which is no longer in existence. Therefore, they have proposed an amendment by removing reference to this Department and replacing it with “The Department of Economic Development and Jobs”.
Manitoba Health needs to know that a majority of the voting members of CPM approves of these two Regulation changes. CPM will be facilitating a vote and registrants on the Active and Inactive Registers will be eligible to cast their vote online. The deadline date is short as Manitoba Health would like to proceed quickly with these amendments. Please get your vote in as soon as possible. We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
A copy of the proposed amendments to the Physiotherapist Regulation can be found here.
If you have questions, please call the CPM office (204-287-8502).