The following Act was developed to regulate health professions using a model that allows for non-exclusive, overlapping scopes of practice. No single profession has exclusive ownership of a specific skill or health service and different professions may
provide the same health service. This Act provides a framework for governance, registration, restricted activities, discipline and continuing competence. It defines the requirements that regulated health professions in Alberta need to follow to
provide safe and competent care to the public.
Health Professions Act
In addition, the Health Professions Act (HPA) requires health professional colleges (e.g. CARNA) to follow common rules to investigate complaints and set educational and practice standards for registered members. Refer to schedule 24 for the specific provisions for the Profession of Registered Nurses.