Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)
The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) was proclaimed into force on January 1, 2014, with the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba being the first regulatory college to be established under the legislation.
The Regulated Health Professions Act will eventually replace the current acts of 22 regulated health professions in Manitoba. Each profession will also have its own profession-specific regulations under the RHPA. This legislation ensures all health professions in Manitoba are governed by consistent, uniform legislation and regulations with a focus on patient safety.
The "reserved act approach" is introduced in the Regulated Health Professions Act. The RHPA lists a number of activities that have been deemed to present a high degree of risk to the public. The RHPA limits the practice of these acts to certain health professions and the members of those professions who are qualified and competent to perform them.
The CRPNM has been preparing for the legislative changes of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). In 2015, this will include consultations with the members on the profession's scope of practice and on the reserved acts.
This legislation will eventually be the governing legislation for the Registered Psychiatric Nurse profession in Manitoba, replacing the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act. However, in the meantime, the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act remains in force until the CRPNM transitions under the RHPA.
A link to the RHPA can be found here