REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

REGULATED ASSOCIATE MEMBER

CLINICAL ASSISTANT – FULL

 

I.         INTRODUCTION

The following information is designed to assist interested persons in understanding the requirements for registration as an associate member in the clinical assistant class and the issuing of a certificate of practice to practise as a clinical 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 clinical assistant in Manitoba.  Please contact MB HealthCare Providers Network for possible job opportunities in Manitoba:  http://www.mhpnetwork.ca/

Applicants do not require an offer of employment to submit an application for registration to the CPSM.

 

II.         REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION: Regulated Associate Member – Clinical Assistant

(a)  Credentials – Academic and Postgraduate Clinical Training

(b)  Application and Disclosure Requirements required under the RHPA and CPSM General Regulation.

(c)  Satisfactory completion of an assessment process acceptable to the College.  Candidates will be required to participate in the assessment process in effect at the time the candidate is referred for assessment.  Neither the College nor the University is responsible for the costs of the assessment.

(d)  English language fluency criteria approved by council

 

For information on the clinical assistant assessment conducted under the auspices of the Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of Manitoba, please refer to information on the University of Manitoba website:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/cca/caa.html

 

III.         Applicants for the clinical 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 clinical assistant may practise only under a contract of supervision with a regulated member and a practice description approved by the registrar.

 

V.         DOCUMENTATION

If you hold a degree in medicine and are registered with physiciansapply.ca, you do not need to submit copies of the documents that are in your physiciansapply.ca profile, but you must select document sharing with the College.  If you do not have a physiciansapply.ca profile, 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 the documentation that will 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 clinical assistant full class must:

(a)        carry a policy of professional liability insurance of at least $10,000,000.00 issued by a company licensed to carry on business in the province of Manitoba, 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 clinical assistant, a member must hold a valid certificate of practice entitling the holder to practise as a clinical assistant.

Certificate of Practice Fees

Certificate Year

 

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 clinical assistant’s contract of supervision and/or practice description has been cancelled

 

WARNING NOTICES

 

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