Controlled Acts > Applying or ordering the application of a form of energy


Professions Authorized to Perform this Controlled Act
Controlled Act as stated in RHPA: Applying or ordering the application of a form of energy prescribed by the regulations under this Act.

 

NB: Prescribed forms of energy under the RHPA are the following:

  1. Electricity for certain prescribed purposes
  2. Electromagnetism for magnetic resonance imaging
  3. Soundwaves for diagnostic ultrasound or lithotripsy

 

NB: The ordering and application of ionizing radiation falls under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act

PROFESSION AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM ACT
Acupuncturists
Audiologists
Chiropodists
Chiropractors
Dental Hygienists
Dental Technologists
Dentists Complete
Denturists
Dietitians
Homeopaths(Homeopathy Act not yet proclaimed)
Kinesiologists
Massage Therapists
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Medical Radiation Technologists Parial (MRTs are authorized to apply electromagnetism for magnetic resonance imaging. MRTs must have an order from a physician or other authorized health professional listed in the Controlled Acts Regulation in order to apply electromagnetism.)
Midwives
Naturopaths(Naturopathy Act not yet proclaimed)
Nurses Partial (For NPs – ordering only)
Occupational Therapists
Opticians
Optometrists Partial
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Physicians and Surgeons Complete
Physiotherapists Partial
Podiatrists Partial
Psychologists Partial (Limited to the use of electricity for aversive conditioning – use is rare)
Psychotherapists(Psychotherapy Act not yet proclaimed)
Respiratory Therapists
Speech-Language Pathologists
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists