In a health emergency such as a pandemic, kinesiologists may be asked by an employer to work outside the scope of practice for kinesiology, or they may be re-deployed to another practice setting in which they are unfamiliar or have never worked.
In response to recent events and in preparation for future health emergencies, the College developed the Practice Guideline- Working Outside Scope of Practice during Health Emergencies.
The guideline sets out considerations for kinesiologists when working outside of scope or when re-deployed to another setting during a health emergency, such as:
- Ensuring they have appropriate training
- Use of the R.Kin designation
- Obtaining consent for tasks
- How to keep records
- Ensuring appropriate liability insurance coverage
How we used the feedback received
At its meeting on September 14, 2020, Council was briefed on the feedback received during the consultation. The College recommended an FAQ format rather than a guideline to allow flexibility and timely response to rapidly evolving situations. View the re-deployment FAQs.
The College published a consultation report detailing the feedback received and answers to questions during the consultation. View the consultation report.