Policy & Procedures

Updated: May, 2018

Policy and Procedure documents explain the policy of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM), and the procedure involved to carry out that policy. Each policy or procedure usually includes a Legislative Reference to draw attention to the section of the legislation, regulations, by-laws, etc. that grants CPM the authority to set a particular policy and procedure.

Position Statements express the formal position of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) on a particular topic, to which members are expected to comply. Council or a CPM committee research the topic and then document the statement. Statements are often written to provide clarity to legislation clauses, regulations, by-laws, standard of practices, or code of ethics. Each statement usually includes a Legislative Reference to draw attention to the legislative authority granted to CPM to write the statement.

3.1 Registration on the Active Register of Applicants Not Working in MB (PDF) Updated: June, 2017
3.2 Registration on the Student Register (PDF) Updated: June, 2017
3.3 Registration on the Examination Candidate Register (PDF) Updated: March, 2018
3.4 Temporary Registration (PDF) Updated: March, 2017
3.5 Registration of International Physiotherapy Candidates (PDF)
3.6 Re-entry to Practice (PDF) Updated: November, 2016
3.7 Requests for Licensure from International Students (PDF) Updated: March, 2017
3.8 Approved Examination (PDF)
3.9 Approval of Academic Programs/Educational Facility (PDF)
3.10 Practice Hours (PDF)
3.11 Membership in Good Standing (PDF)
3.12 Proof of English and French Language Proficiency (PDF)
3.13 Failure of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination – Objective Structure Clinical Exam (OSCE) (PDF) Updated: September, 2018
3.14 Labour Mobility (PDF) Updated: May 2018
3.15 Prior Learning Remediation Evaluations (PLAR) (PDF)
3.16 Renewal Procedure (PDF) Updated: May, 2018
3.17  Leave of Absence (PDF)
3.18 Change in Registration Status (PDF)
3.19 Professional Liability Coverage (PDF)
3.20 Supervised Practice for Examination Candidates (PDF) Updated: March, 2017
3.21 Safeguarding Personal Info about Registrants (PDF)
3.22 Criminal Convictions (PDF)
3.23 Criminal Record Checks for Registration (PDF) Updated: January 2018
3.24 Renewal Administrative Policy (PDF) Added: March 2018

Moving forward from February 2017, revised Practice and Position Statements will be called Practice Directions (as per item 85, Regulated Health Professions Act). The body of the Practice Direction includes a purpose statement and practice expectations for Registrants.

4.1 Practice Direction: Client Records When Closing/Moving/Selling a Clinic (PDF) Updated: May, 2017
4.2 Concurrent Care by a Physiotherapist (PDF)
4.3 Informed Consent to Treatment (PDF)
4.4 Safe, Sanitary and Appropriate Environment (PDF)
4.5 Routine Practices (Formerly Infection Control) (PDF)
4.6 Acupuncture and Intra Muscular Dry Needle Therapy (PDF)
4.7 Spinal Manipulation (PDF)
4.8 Physiotherapists Assigning Physiotherapy Care (Support Personnel) (PDF)
4.9 Practice Direction: Approval of Physiotherapy Business Name (PDF) Updated: January 2018
4.10 Communication and Consultation with Physicians or Appropriate Desig. (PDF)
4.11 Oxygen Management by Physical Therapists (PDF)
4.12 Ultrasound     Policy retired; please refer to Practice Direction 4.31 Electrophysical Agents
4.13 Laser     Policy retired; please refer to Practice Direction 4.31 Electrophysical Agents
4.14 Advertising (PDF) Updated: August, 2017
4.15 Private Practice Guidelines (PDF)
4.16 Home Based Physiotherapy Business(PDF)
4.17 Record Keeping (PDF) Updated: September, 2016
4.19 Retention and Transmission of EHI (PDF)
4.20 Transportation of Patient Records (PDF)
4.21 Physiotherapists Working for Non-Physiotherapists (PDF)
4.22 PT Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PDF)
4.23 Use of Title and Credentials (PDF) Updated: March, 2017
4.24 Animal Rehabilitation (PDF)
4.25 Incorporation (PDF)
4.26 Whirlpool Cleaning and Safety (PDF)
4.27 Selling Nutritional Supplements (PDF)
4.28 Billing for Multiple Dysfunctions (PDF)
4.29 Complementary and Alternative Therapies (PDF)
4.30 Criminal Convictions    Policy retired; please refer to Policy 3.22 Criminal Convictions
4.31 Practice Direction: Electrophysical Agents (PDF) Updated: March 2018

5.1 Conflict of Interest (PDF)
5.2 Practice Direction: Fee Schedules and Billing Practices (PDF) Updated: May, 2017

6.1 The Continuing Competence Program: Overview (PDF)

Use of Social Media (PDF) Added March, 2018
Telerehabilitation Resource Guide for Manitoba Physiotherapists (PDF)