Regulated Associate Member - Clinical Assistant – Full
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
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 CPSM. Candidates will be required to participate in the assessment process in effect at the time the candidate is referred for assessment. Neither CPSM nor the University is responsible for the costs of the assessment.
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
III. APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
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.
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 CPSM. 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 CPSM 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 acceptable to CPSM 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 clinical assistant, a member must hold a valid certificate of practice entitling the holder to practise as a clinical 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 clinical assistant’s contract of supervision and/or practice description has been cancelled
CPSM cannot be responsible for delays in registering persons who have not submitted their application and documents well in advance of arrival in Manitoba. CPSM 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 CPSM 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 – Clinical Assistant – Full
- Documentation Checklist for Clinical Assistant Application
- Application for Clinical Assistant
- Certification by University/College
- 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. CPSM 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 CPSM requires that evidence of standing be sent directly from the regulator to CPSM.
A CRC must be provided to CPSM. 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 CPSM offices. CPSM 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. CPSM 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.
- Document Verification Undertaking
CPSM uses the physiciansapply.ca for document verification. If you are already registered with physiciansapply.ca, ensure that you update the physiciansapply.ca Document Sharing section to enable CPSM to view your Profile (refer to Document Sharing in the physiciansapply.ca Online User Guide for Instructions).
- Clinical Assistant Assessment Information – University of Manitoba
- Clinical Assistant Assessment Application – University of Manitoba
- MINC Consent Form
- Credit Card Authorization