Regulated Associate Member - Physician Assistant - Full
The following information is designed to assist interested persons in understanding the requirements for registration as an associate member in the physician assistant class and the issuing of a certificate of practice to practise as a physician assistant in the province of Manitoba. This information cannot cover all circumstances and a definite answer with respect to registrability can only be given upon the submission of an application with supporting documents and the required documentation fee.
In any disagreement between this information and the wording of The Regulated Health Professions Act of Manitoba and Regulations thereunder, or any other legislation governing these matters, the terms of the legislation will prevail.
NOTE: A contract of supervision and an approved job description must be received from the applicant’s prospective employer before registration can be issued as a physician assistant in Manitoba. Please contact MB HealthCare Providers Network for possible job opportunities in Manitoba.
Applicants do not require an offer of employment to submit an application for registration to the CPSM.
II. REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION: Regulated Associate Member – Physician assistant
(a) Credentials – Academic and Postgraduate Clinical Training
(b) Application and Disclosure Requirements required under the RHPA and CPSM General Regulation.
III. APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
Applicants for the physician assistant full class must complete an Application for Registration (refer to the Forms and Documents). You will be required to submit a documentation fee at the time you submit your application.
IV. CONTRACT OF SUPERVISION AND JOB DESCRIPTION
A physician assistant may practise only under a contract of supervision with a regulated member and a practice description approved by the registrar. A physician assistant is not entitled to practise if he or she does not have a supervising physician able to fulfil his or her responsibilities under the contract of supervision
You will be required to submit original notarized copies of supporting documents. You will be contacted by the College following submission of your Application for Registration with respect to any outstanding documentation that may be required.
Before registration is issued and prior to commencing practice, a recent passport-type photograph and evidence of identity, including evidence that the applicant is legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian passport/birth certificate; passport and one of the following: permanent resident status, valid work permit, or Canadian citizenship) is required.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documentation is complete.
VI. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
All regulated associate members in the regulated associate member physician assistant full class must:
(a) carry a policy of professional liability insurance acceptable to the College of at least $10,000,000.00, or
(b) provide satisfactory written evidence from his or her employer that
(i) the member is engaging in his or her professional practice under an approved contract of supervision, and
(ii) any professional liability claim made against the member will be covered by the insurance or coverage of the supervisor or employer.
VII. FEES REQUIRED
Before registration is issued and prior to commencing practice, the applicant will be required to submit the registration and certificate of practice fees.
VIII. CERTIFICATE OF PRACTICE (Certificate)
To engage in practice as a physician assistant, a member must hold a valid certificate of practice entitling the holder to practise as a physician assistant.
Certificate of Practice Fees
IX. CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION
In addition to the cancellation requirements in the RHPA, s. 48(1) to 52, the Registrar may cancel a member’s registration or certificate of practice if a physician assistant’s contract of supervision and/or practice description has been cancelled
The College cannot be responsible for delays in registering persons who have not submitted their application and documents well in advance of arrival in Manitoba. The College cannot be responsible for delays due to incomplete documentation.
Applicants are cautioned that they must not engage in practice in this province until such time as a certificate of practice have been issued.
Applicants should advise referees that their name has been used, and that the application cannot be completed without responses. Therefore, prompt replies to our inquiries would be appreciated. Please ensure that you provide full e-mail or postal addresses of referees.
To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure the documentation is complete.
PLEASE CONTACT THE COLLEGE DIRECTLY EITHER BY PHONE AT 204-774-4344 OR BY EMAIL AT REGISTRATION@CPSM.MB.CA IF YOU REQUIRE CLARIFICATION ON ANY OF THE ITEMS OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
Forms for Regulated Associate Member – Physician Assistant – Full
- Application for Physician Assistant Registration
- Notice to Applicants Respecting Certificate(s) of Good Standing
NOTE: You may be requested to provide evidence of standing to a regional health authority or employer. The College will not provide photocopies of documents to a third party. It is, therefore, suggested that you obtain an additional copy of the evidence of standing which you can use to send to the requesting organization. While a third party may be prepared to accept a photocopy, it should be noted that the College requires that evidence of standing be sent directly from the regulator to the College.
A CRC must be provided to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. You may attend at a local RCMP detachment, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) or your local law enforcement agency. You must ensure that the Check contains a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS). If the CRC does not include a VSS, and should registration be issued, applicants are required to attend at the WPS within 30 days of the date of registration for a VSS. Information is available on the Winnipeg Police Services website. Once the check has been completed, you must send the original to the College offices. The College also requires an original Child & Abuse registry check. For more information on requesting these documents please refer to the Abuse Registries website. Pending receipt of the report you must sign and return the criminal record check and child & adult abuse registry check undertaking.
NOTE: You may also be requested to provide a criminal record check (CRC) to a regional health authority or employer. The College will not provide photocopies of documents to a third party. It is, therefore, suggested that you obtain an additional copy of the CRC which you can use to send to the requesting organization.