Controlled Acts & Other Restricted Activities FAQs

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FAQs: Controlled Acts

  • Do I need to roster for each individual controlled act?

  • Can I delegate O2 titration to a physiotherapist assistant (PTA)?

  • The PTA will need to switch the patient from the wall supply to a portable O2 tank, and stay at 2 L/min. Does this require delegation?

  • I have a patient who is on 2 LPM (L/min) of oxygen by nasal prongs. I want to assign gait training to a physiotherapist assistant (PTA). The PTA will need to switch the patient from the wall supply to a portable O2 tank, and stay at 2 L/min.

  • Do physiotherapists need to be rostered to increase a patient’s supplemental O2 level?

FAQs: Physiotherapy Scope of Practice Changes

  • What changes came into effect on September 1, 2011 as a result of amendments to the Physiotherapy Act?

  • What are the new authorized activities that have been granted or are in the process of being granted to physiotherapists/physical therapists?

  • What authorized activities can physiotherapists/physical therapists perform now?

  • What is the difference between a controlled act and an authorized activity?

  • What is a roster and how and when do I get on the roster?

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