COVID-19 Recommendation for The College of Pedorthic of Canada Members May 15th update
Dear CPC Member,
The College of Pedorthics of Canada (CPC) has continued to actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. As a national organization we cannot override provincial regulations, and as such, we recommend that all CPC members refer to their provincial guidelines for best business practices, and essential service definitions.
For current and reliable information from reputable sources, please refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada, World Health Organization, and your province’s health agency.
The College of Pedorthics of Canada, and the Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) in a joint effort worked with DEM Solutions to create guidelines for clinicians that are starting to re-open their practices. These guidelines are intended to provide you with a framework for key considerations and relevant global best practices as you operate your business in today’s challenging environment. These guidelines are not intended to replace local health and government guidelines and have not been mandated by either CPC or PAC.
At a time when most, if not all provinces, are introducing plans to reopen businesses, it is especially important that members of The College of Pedorthics of Canada, including Certified Pedorthist (Canada) (C. Ped (C)), Certified Pedorthist Master Craftsman (C. Ped MC), Certified Orthopaedic Footwear Specialist (COFS), and Certified Pedorthic Technician (C. Ped Tech (C)), follow provincial direction; and utilize the guidelines created by CPC & PAC to keep you, your staff and your patients safe.
As circumstances change and new guidelines are received from government, we will keep you updated on what steps are advisable in administering safe and ethical care to the public. It is also essential that in these difficult times, CPC members continue to operate within their scope of practice and follow the code of ethics and standards of practice. Thank you for practicing responsibly, and your continued support in building and protecting the profession of pedorthics in Canada.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
THE COLLEGE OF PEDORTHICS OF CANADA
Executive Director & Registrar