Quality Assurance Program
Purpose of the Quality Assurance Program: To monitor and support safe, ethical and effective practice.
The Program framework incorporates four components:
Physical therapist declares competence.
Physical therapist demonstrates competence.
Physical therapist demonstrates competence using different methodology, if required.
Physical therapist improves competence, if required.
CPTBC’s Quality Assurance Program is in Response to Changes to the Health Professions Act (HPA)
An amendment to the Health Professions Act in 2007 requires health regulators to implement a quality assurance program. Quality assurance refers to a compulsory process that focuses on ensuring compliance with clearly established standards. In other words, this amendment directed the College to develop a program that would provide evidence to support the fact that physical therapists in British Columbia are competent and provide safe, ethical and effective care.
For in depth information on the background and development of the Quality Assurance Program, download the QAP Backgrounder here.
For more information on the Quality Assurance Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.