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Ethics, Enforcement and Compliance

One of the purposes of regulating the profession of physiotherapy is to protect the public by having the ability to mandate steps to correct the problem of physiotherapists found to be unethical or incompetent.

Below are the presentations given on Ethics, Enforcement and Compliance at the INPTRA 2015 conference in Singapore.

Charles Flynn, Australia
Nancy Kirsch, USA
Shenda Tanchak, Canada

Australia

New South Wales (NSW) Health Care Complaints Commission


Canada

In Canada, Physiotherapy is regulated by the individual provinces and territories. In the province of Ontario, the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (the College) has a Professional Conduct (or complaints and discipline) Program that deals with issues of enforcement and compliance. 

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Enforcement & Compliance Resources

Catalunya

At the following link you will find the Codi Deontològic with principles of ethics, enforcement and compliance for members of the Catalan Board of Physical Therapists. This documents includes principles of practice, relationship with patients, with colleagues and other health professionals as well as professional and health associations and institutions.

New Zealand

Physiotherapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct


United Kingdom

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has developed standards of conduct, performance and ethics which registrants must read and agree to abide by in order to remain on the Register.

These standards were adopted in July 2008. We consulted in 2015 on revised standards. We expect these standards to be in place in January 2016. Until that time, however, the standards remain in force.

View standards of conduct, performance and ethics

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