Practice Guidelines

A Practice Guideline is the recommended approach to a specific professional task and allows for professional judgement in decision making. A guideline may also elaborate on an existing practice standard.

Current NSCP Guidelines

Telepractice Guide (Alliance) - 2006

Telepractice Guide (Alliance) - 2006

Telepractice or telehealth has been defined as the use of advanced telecommunications technologies to deliver health and healthcare services and exchange health information over geographic, temporal, social and cultural barriers. This guide is a paper produced by the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators in 2003 and adopted as a guideline by the NSCP in 2006.

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Electronic Health Information (Alliance) - 2009

Electronic Health Information (Alliance) - 2009

This guide was produced by the Alliance of Phyiotherapy Regulators for guidance regarding electronic health information.

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Personal Health Information Guideline - 2010

Personal Health Information Guideline - 2010

A guideline for understanding requirements of the Personal Health Inforamtion Act (PHIA)

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Personal Directives Guideline - 2010

Personal Directives Guideline - 2010

A guideline to assist understanding of the requirements of the Personal Directives Act.

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Professional Boundaries Guideline - 2017

Professional Boundaries Guideline - 2017

A guideline for managing professional boundaries

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Sponsored Practice Guideline - 2017

Sponsored Practice Guideline - 2017

A guideline for mentors/supervisors and students/residents. Supplements the practice standard for sponsored practice.

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Medical Legal Reporting Guideline - 2018

Medical Legal Reporting Guideline - 2018

A guideline presented with the intention of directing physiotherapists in the preparation and presentation of legal reports.

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Use of Title Guideline - 2019

Use of Title Guideline - 2019

A guideline that provides further clarity on Use of Title in Nova Scotia.

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Evidence-Based Scope of Practice - 2019

Evidence-Based Scope of Practice - 2019

A guideline to assist members understanding of the legal scope of practice of Physiotherapy in Nova Scotia and interpreting 4 Core Practice Standards related to Evidence Based Practice:
  • Standard #1 Advertising
  • Standard # 2 Client Assessment, Diagnosis, Interventions
  • Standard # 10 Evidence Informed Practice
  • Standard # 13 Legislative Responsibilities

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Employment Guideline - For Employers and Employees - 2019

Employment Guideline - For Employers and Employees - 2019

This resource is a compilation of information for those considering employment as a physiotherapist and for those who are considering hiring a physiotherapist. The contents of this document are taken from the CRA and other websites, for your consideration but are not to be considered legal advice. The resources listed are not exhaustive but will assist you in the decision-making process around employment vs contracting services.

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Setting up a Practice - 2019

Setting up a Practice - 2019

This resource is a compilation of information on starting a new practice. The contents of this document are for your consideration but are not to be considered as legal advice. The resources listed are not exhaustive but will start you in the right direction once you have a business plan and are ready to start.

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