Registrants may be considering leaving their practice or the physical therapy profession, either temporarily or long term.
If you are no longer practising as a physical therapist in British Columbia, you have two options. You could cancel your registration or maintain your full registration status.
If you cancel your registration:
- You must not practice physical therapy, assign physical therapy services, or hold yourself out as a physical therapist entitled to practice.
- You must not use the protected titles: Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist, Registered Physical Therapist, Registered Physiotherapist, or any abbreviations.
- You must apply for reinstatement if you plan to practice physical therapy in British Columbia again: Applying for Reinstatement.
- See Leaving or Closing A Physical Therapy Practice for advice on notifying clients, retention of clinical records, and employment contracts.
- If you have a health profession corporations permit, that will also need to be cancelled.
If you want to maintain your full registration status, you must continue to meet registration requirements, including:
- Active professional liability insurance Extended period or “tail” coverage offered by insurance brokers does not meet the requirement for full registration;
- Practice hours;
- Quality Assurance Program requirements.