College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba
The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba came into force on 1st January 2014 and continues the regulatory function previously performed by the Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association.
The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba is the regulator for the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. All audiologists and speech-language pathologists who wish to practise these professions in the province of Manitoba must be registered with the College and hold a valid Certificate of Practice before engaging in practise.
The College regulates and ensures high-quality services are provided by those professionals registered with the College in order to serve and protect the public interest. This means the College protects clients’ rights to safe, competent and ethical care by supporting audiologists and speech-language pathologists to maintain the standards of practice of the professions and by holding them accountable for their conduct and practice.
Self-regulation for the professions means two things:
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are involved in determining the rules that govern the professions by electing, from amongst themselves, representatives to Council.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are accountable for their own professional conduct respecting the rules of the College, with the College providing assistance and oversight.
Under the legislated authority of the Regulated Health Professions Act, the College is mandated to regulate the practice of audiology and the practice of speech-language pathology in the province of Manitoba and gives health-care consumers a strong voice in the regulation of the professions by requiring an equitable balance of public appointees and elected professionals on the College Council.