Changes to the Interim Guidelines for Return to Practice (COVID-19)
Corresponding to the lessening risk of COVID-19 transmission in our communities, CMTBC is transitioning the Interim Guidelines for Return to Practice (COVID-19) to a set of fundamental safety practices that address general communicable disease prevention and the overall health and safety of RMTs and their patients.
RMTs are expected to take reasonable steps to manage health and safety for everyone in their practice environment; this includes taking steps to prevent the transmission of all communicable diseases, including COVID-19.
Communicable disease prevention involves assessing the level of risk in your practice environment, applying fundamental safety practices (below), communicating your protocols to everyone who enters your practice environment, and updating measures and safeguards as required.
Foundational elements of communicable disease prevention include:
RMTs are reminded that CMTBC’s Practice Environment Standard of Practice is in effect. The Practice Environment Standard promotes patient and practitioner safety through all aspects of treatment delivery.
RMTs must remain up to date on guidance from WorkSafeBC and the Provincial Health Officer regarding information about communicable disease prevention. WorkSafeBC may inspect your clinic for measures you have put in place to prevent the transmission of communicable disease, including COVID-19.
Pillars of responsible care that support the goal of communicable disease prevention are outlined in this section.
Previous Guidelines and Communications
RMTs who have questions about the Communicable Disease Prevention Requirements can contact [email protected].