In April 2019, the Alberta Government passed Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients. This Act amended the Health Professions Act RSA 2000 c H-7 (HPA) to require all Health Profession Colleges to develop a Patient Relations Program which includes training for registrants on protecting patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.
The Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professionals has developed online training for regulated health professionals relating to sexual abuse and sexual misconduct towards patients. All members must complete the training through the following link: https://afrhp.org/bill21-protecting-patients/.
This training is mandatory for all members renewing their practice permit for 2022 and must be completed by December 2021. Upon successful completion of the training and quiz, a certificate is provided. Members will be required to provide the certificate at renewal.
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