Fitness to Practice
As a CLXT you are accountable and responsible for your own fitness to practice (FTP). When you experience health concerns that affect your skills, abilities and judgement you may not be able to provide safe, competent and ethical care in the best interest of the public and patient safety.
Fitness to practice can be defined as a condition/disorder that may negatively impact or could reasonably be seen to negatively impact your capacity to practice as a CLXT. This includes but is not limited to a physical, mental, or emotional condition or disorder or an addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Incapacity is defined in the HPA as "suffering from a physical, mental, or emotional condition or disorder or an addiction to alcohol or drugs as defined in the Pharmacy and Drug Act, or another chemical that impairs the ability to provide professional services in a safe and competent manner".
If you are incapacitated, then you are not fit to practice.
You must do one of the following on initial application, when renewing your registration, and when returning to practice:
· Declare your FTP.
· Let the ACCLXT know if you are:
· Unable to practice due to a physical or mental health condition, substance abuse and addiction or if you are on medical leave.
· On a leave of absence due to a mental, physical or substance abuse issue at renewal time.
If, as a result of fitness to practice, you cannot or were unable to meet your competency requirements to renew your registration and/or return to practice, complete the following form, Fitness to Practice Information Form and submit to the College.