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The Physiotherapists Act

R.S.M. 1987, c. P65

The Physiotherapists Act

Table of Contents

PART I
INTERPRETATION
1 Definitions.
2 Corporate status and powers.
PART II
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
3 Board of directors.
(2) By-laws for election and appointment of members of the board.
(3) Lay person appointed to fill vacancy.
(4) Continuation of members of the board.
(5) Quorum.
4 By-laws.
(2) Submission of by-law to members.
(3) By-law not effective until confirmed.
(4) Period of effectiveness of certain by-laws.
(5) Effect of rejected by-law.
(6) Effect of acts done under rejected by-law.
(7) Member may propose by-laws.
(8) Proposals for by-laws to be sent to board.
(9) Distribution of proposal.
5 Regulations.
(2) Prior submission of by-laws to members.
6 Registrar.
PART III
MEMBERSHIP
7 Register.
(2) Rosters.
(3) Members.
(4) Appeal upon refusal of registration.
(5) Discrimination prohibited.
8 Holding out prohibited.
9 Inspection of the register.
10 Prima facie evidence.
11 Effect of registration.
12 Removal of names from the register.
13 Notification to physiotherapist.
14 Restoring of names to the register.
15 Employers responsibility.
16 Offence by member.
17 Offence by employer.
18 Certificate of membership.
19 Board to approve program standards.
20 Fraudulent misrepresentation.
PART IV
COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
21 Appointment of complaints committee.
22 Informal resolution of complaint.
(2) Reference to investigation chairman.
23 Rules and terms of office.
PART V
INVESTIGATION CHAIRMAN
24 Appointment of investigation chairman.
25 Reference to investigation chairman.
26 Preliminary investigation.
27 Production of books, documents, etc.
28 Ex parte court order for production of documents.
29 Investigation of further matters.
30 Action following conclusion of preliminary investigation.
31 Appeal to discipline committee.
32 Suspension of member.
PART VI
DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
33 Establishment of discipline committee.
(2) Chairman and vice-chairman.
(3) Member of discipline committee not to investigate matter.
(4) Associations representation at inquiries.
34 Disposition of complainant's appeal.
35 Fixing date of inquiry.
(2) Service of notice.
(3) Effective date of service.
(4) Proof of service.
(5) Hearings to be held in Winnipeg.
(6) Hearings to be private.
(7) Inquiry may be held in absentia.
(8) Representation by counsel.
(9) Adjournment.
(10) Evidence under oath.
(11) Administration of oaths.
(12) Subpoenas.
(13) Witness allowance.
(14) Certified copies of convictions as evidence thereof.
(15) Evidence by affidavit or viva voce.
(16) Evidence to be recorded.
(17) Preservation of evidence.
(18) Rules of procedure.
36 Suspension of members.
(2) Notice of suspension.
(3) Method of giving notice of suspension.
(4) Proof of service of notice of suspension.
37 Disciplinary action against member.
(2) Decision to be in the form of an order.
38 Costs and reimbursements.
PART VII
APPEALS
39 Appeal to board.
(2) Copy of proceedings before the board.
(3) Grounds of appeal.
40 Record of proceedings.
41 Action by registrar on appeal.
42 Suspension pending appeal.
(2) Application to court to remove suspension.
(3) Service of notice of motion.
(4) Time for hearing of application.
(5) Court may remove suspension.
43 Proceedings before board.
(2) Certain persons precluded from participation in appeal.
(3) Association representation at appeal.
(4) Action by board on appeal.
(5) Disposition of appeal by board.
(6) Costs on appeal.
44 Appeal to Court of Queen's Bench.
(2) Order of judge.
(3) Documents to be filed by applicant.
(4) Absence of recorded evidence.
(5) Failure to file transcript of evidence.
PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
45 Exemption from civil liability.
46 Publication of suspensions and revocations.
47 Retention of counsel by board.
48 Reporting by members.
(2) Non-application to confidential information.
(3) Exemption from liability for disclosure.
49 Limitations of actions.
PART IX
ADVISORY COUNCIL
50 Advisory council respecting physiotherapy education programs.
(2) Composition of council.
(3) Chairman.
(4) Failure to nominate or appoint persons.
(5) Term of office of council members.
(6) Filling of vacancies.
(7) Limitation of terms of council.
(8) Vice-chairman elected.
(9) Quorum.
(10) Meetings.
51 Functions of council.
52 Annual report by council.
PART X
GENERAL
53 Offence.
(2) Penalty for offence.
(3) Any person may prosecute offence.
(4) Limitation on prosecution.
(5) Stay of proceedings.
54 Single act of unauthorized practice.
55 Conflict with The Corporations Act.
56 Confidentiality of information.