Visiting Clinician Registration
Visiting Clinician Application for Temporary Registration
In the province of New Brunswick, an individual must be registered with NBASLPA to perform any component of the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology. It is an offence under the Act Incorporating The New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (The Act) and An Act Respecting Health Professionals to practice or identify oneself as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in New Brunswick without being registered with NBASLPA.
Audiologists or speech-language pathologists from another jurisdiction who wish to provide in-person and/or virtual services in New Brunswick for the purpose of conducting any activity that falls within the definition of “audiology” or “speech-language pathology” in The Act must apply for temporary registration as a visiting clinician with NBASLPA.
Applicants who hold full registration status in one of the following regulated jurisdictions, may be granted a Visiting Clinician Registration not to exceed 100 hours in a 12-month period.
- Nova Scotia
- British Columbia
If the primary province in which you are fully registered is not included above, please apply for a Cross Provincial Practice Registration listed on the NBASLPA website under Courtesy Registration.
Registration as a visiting clinician applies only to the activities described in the application and does not allow practice in any other areas of audiology or speech-language pathology in New Brunswick.
A Visiting Clinician Registration requires you to track all direct client/patient care hours whether they are provided virtually or in person. This refers to any direct care you provide to the client/patient or to their caregiver or family. For example, assessments, treatments, care via a support personnel, advice to significant others such as the caregivers and family, consultation to other professionals regarding your client/patient. You must always be prepared to provide this completed form if requested. (Link for Tracking form)
Note: Patient care hours do not include consultation to other professionals regarding their clients or patients.
A Visiting Clinician Application for Temporary Registration must be completed and submitted to NBASLPA for approval by the Registrar.
All required documentation must be received by NBASLPA at least 30 days before the commencement date of the planned clinical activity to ensure approval. Applications received less than 30 days prior to the activity may not be approved or may be subject to a $100 late fee.
Your application will only be considered once all documents are received. The following items are required to process your application.
- A completed Visiting Clinician Registration application form. All required information must be included. Email completed form to: email@example.com.
- Verification of registration in good standing from your primary regulated jurisdiction for the duration of the visiting clinician status. Form must be sent directly from the regulator to NBASLPA.
- Criminal records check. Form must be original, notarized, and within 6 months of issue. Upon your request, NBASLPA can provide a letter for you to submit to the police. Form must be mailed to NBASLPA (PO Box 23113, Moncton, NB E1A 6S8). We will make a copy and return the original to you. A police-issued password-protected PDF is also acceptable.
- Proof of identity by submitting a copy of a passport or other government-issued photo identification showing current legal name.
- Permanent Residency in Canada or Canadian Work Permit if proof of Canadian Citizenship has not been provided by a copy of a valid passport.
- Proof of current personal professional liability insurance (PLI) with a minimum amount of $2,000,000. The PLI certificate must contain the applicant’s name, profession, statement verifying validity in New Brunswick for in-person and/or virtual services, and coverage dates for insurance providers other than those listed on the NBASLPA website, whose compliance with these requirements have been confirmed by the Registrar. All PLI must have an extended discovery and reporting period of a minimum of two years. Refer to document: PLI requirements
- A non-refundable application processing fee of $50.00. This fee must accompany your application for registration and is applicable whether your application for registration is accepted, rejected/denied or incomplete. Please send payment by e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A non-refundable registration fee of $150.00. Please send payment by e-transfer to:email@example.com This fee will only be charged in the event your application for registration is approved
Link to download application form: Visiting Clinician Registration Application Form
Updated October 2022