The College of Audiologists and Speech–Language Pathologists of Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP), regulates the professions of Audiology and Speech–Language Pathology.
All Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists who wish to practice their professions in the province of NL must be registered with NLCHP and hold a valid Certificate of Practice before engaging with the public. This process of regulation allows the College to ensure that high-quality services are provided by those professionals registered with them, and thus the College serves and protects the public interest.
The College protects clients’ rights to safe, competent and ethical care by setting requirements for registration with NLCHP by supporting Audiologists and Speech–Language Pathologists who are registered to maintain the standards of practice of the professions and holding them accountable for their practice and conduct.
The College of Audiologists and Speech–Language Pathologists of Newfoundland and Labrador protects and serves the public by regulating and ensuring competent, safe, ethical practice of Audiologists and Speech–Language Pathologists in Newfoundland.
Mandate of the College
- Approve a program of study and education for the purpose of establishing education requirements;
- Develop entry to practice requirements for the health profession, including annual renewal or recertification requirements and continuing competency requirements;
- Establish a scope of practice for the health profession it represents;
- Establish standards of practice for the health profession it represents; and
- Develop a code of ethics for the health profession it represents.
The College protects, serves, and regulates through:
the affairs of the College in a transparent, objective, impartial and fair manner.
standards of practice.
entry to practice requirements for the health profession, including annual renewal or recertification requirements.
the continuing competence of its registrants through a quality assurance program.
with NLCHP in the management of receipts of complaints, conducting investigations and appeals and taking appropriate disciplinary action.