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Restricted Activities

Alberta legislation defines restricted activities as those procedures or services that pose significant risk and require a high level of professional competence to be performed safely. Restricted activities may only be performed by persons authorized by their regulatory College to do so. Regulated speech-language pathologists and audiologists should only perform those restricted activities that they are competent to perform and that are appropriate to their area of practice.

 

A speech-language pathologist who is a regulated member of ACSLPA is authorized to perform the following restricted activities in relation to or as part of providing a health service:

  • to insert air under pressure into the ear canal.
  • to insert or remove instruments or devices beyond the point in the nasal passages where they normally narrow.
  • to insert or remove instruments, devices or fingers beyond the pharynx .
  • to insert or remove instruments or devices into an artificial opening into the body.
  • to administer oral diagnostic imaging contrast agents.

Click here to access the Speech-Language Pathologist Restricted Activities Competency Profiles (PDF)

An audiologist who is a regulated member of ACSLPA is authorized to perform the following restricted activities in relation to or as part of providing a health service:

  • to insert or remove instruments or devices beyond the cartilaginous portion of the ear canal.
  • to insert into the ear canal:
    - liquid, air or gas under pressure;
    - a substance that subsequently solidifies.

Click here to access the Audiologist Restricted Activities Competency Profiles (PDF)

For further information, please contact the ACSLPA office.