Practitioners may have registration terms, conditions, and/or limitations imposed or applied to their registration. When this occurs, a practitioner is said to have restricted registration. Restricted registration exists to enable the College to mitigate practitioner liability and to protect the public by ensuring practitioners remedy any knowledge, skill and competence deficiencies.
Terms, conditions and limitations may exist alone or in combination, and may encompass pre-registration and post-registration requirements. The following are the most common reasons practitioners have terms, conditions and limitations:
• Scope-of-practice differences have been identified.
• Competency differences or challenges have been identified.
• Currency or fitness-to-practise challenges have been identified.
• There is a need for the College to monitor a practitioner in the public interest.
How can terms, conditions and limitations be addressed?
When you are issued a restricted-registration status, the College will provide you information regarding how to remedy the restrictions and the requirement to notify the College of its potential need to review your restricted status.
Note: It is the practitioner’s responsibility to ensure all requirements are met. Terms, conditions and limitations can only be removed once sufficient documentation is provided and a review is completed.
Common skill restrictions
Skill restrictions are often applied in cases of equivalency and labour mobility. The College offers these members learning modules to assist in enhancing skills and knowledge. You may also review additional materials and resources, including current medical textbooks and employer educational material. It is required that skills and knowledge be validated through simulations and evaluation. You may also reach out to an approved educational program, as some offer educational training for removal of restrictions. Regardless of the method you use to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities, the College requires that certain personnel attest to your knowledge, skill and competence prior to removal of the restrictions.
Note: The people who attest to your competence must be your employer trainer (a registered practitioner of the Alberta College of Paramedics) or educational institution and your employer’s or educational institution’s medical director, who must be registered in good standing with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons.