Standards of Practice

Defining Performance Expectations for The Profession

The Standards of Practice describe the minimum performance expectations of physical therapists in the province.

Standards of Practice are one component of a continuum of documents which direct the practice of physical therapist professionals to provide quality care to the public.

The Standards of Practice apply to all physical therapists in BC registered to practise physical therapy, in all contexts or settings. Compliance with the Standards of Practice is a mandatory component of being regulated members of the profession. These updated Standards came into effect on March 4, 2024. Refer to our post outlining a summary of key changes. If you require a copy of the Standards that were in effect prior to March 4, 2024, please send your request to info@cptbc.org.

CPTBC Standards (Complete)

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Glossary

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Assessment, Diagnosis,
Treatment

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Boundary Violations

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Communication

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Concurrent Care

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Conflict of Interest

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Continuing Competence

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Documentation

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Dual Practice

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Duty of Care

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Evidence-Informed
Practice

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Funding, Fees
and Billing

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Indigenous Cultural Safety,
Humility and Anti-Racism

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Infection Control

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Informed Consent

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Marketing and
Advertising

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Privacy and
Record Retention

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Risk Management
and Safety

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Sexual Abuse and
Sexual Misconduct

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Supervision

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Titles, Credentials and
Specialty Designations

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Virtual Care

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