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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