Official Documents 

This is your access point to all official statutory and non-statutory College documents such as Legislation, Regulations, By-Laws, Standards and Guides. You will find  other references, resources, information bulletins, checklists and more.

Standards describe the expectations for professional practice. Many standards are compiled, written down and formally approved by the College. Other standards are unwritten expectations that define generally accepted practices or behaviours adopted by Ontario physiotherapists/physical therapists who work in similar contexts. For more information about the Standards, please click here or call 416-591-3828 or 1-800-583-5885 or email info@collegept.org.

Click on the document titles below to open a complete list of related documents.

Standards

Standards describe the expectations for the professional practice of physiotherapists. Many Standards are compiled, written down and formally approved by the College. See a complete list below
Other Standards are unwritten expectations that define generally accepted practices or behaviours adopted by Ontario physiotherapists who work in similar contexts. Learn more about Standards development.

If you have questions about any of the Standards physiotherapists are required to follow, please contact the Practice Advisor at practiceadvice@collegept.org or call 1-800-583-5885 ext. 241 or 416-591-3828 ext. 241. 
 

An alphabetical list of the Standards that physiotherapists must follow:

Advertising Standard (Updated October 2016, in effect January 1, 2017)

Conflict of Interest Standard

Concurrent Treatment of a Patient by a Physiotherapist and Another Health Care Practitioner Standard

Controlled Acts and Other Restricted Activities Standard (UPDATED June 29, 2016)
 
Fees, Billing and Accounts Standard (In Effect March 1, 2017)

Infection Control Standard
Implementing Infection Prevention and Control Practices Guide

Managing Challenging Interpersonal Situations When Providing Patient Care Standard
Managing Challenging Interpersonal Situations When Providing Patient Care Guide

Physiotherapist Assistants Standard (UPDATED June 29, 2016)

Record Keeping Standard
Record Keeping Guide
Record Keeping Checklist

Supervision of Student Learners Standard

Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries Standard
Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries Guide

Use of Restricted Titles, Credentials and Specialty Designations Standard

Ethics

Introduction to Standards for Ethics
Code of Ethics

Competencies

Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada
Quick Reference—Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada
Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada


Privacy

What You Need to Know About Privacy Law
PHIPA: Guide for Regulated Health Professionals
Your Obligation to Report Privacy Breaches—2016

Liability Insurance Requirements

Professional Liability Insurance

Consent

Health Care Consent Act

Reporting Obligations

Professional Reporting Obligations

Starting or Changing Practice

Starting a Practice
Leaving a Practice


Title

Use of Title: Acupuncturist
Non-Physiotherapists Use of Restricted Titles and Holding Out

College Position Statements

Access to Physiotherapy Services: The Role of the College
College Objects
Animal Rehabilitation
Pandemic Planning—Key Considerations for Physiotherapists
Specialty Designations

Information Bulletins

Considerations When Taking Political or Job Action