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If Affiliated Kinesiologists choose to offer services remotely, make sure that your Kinesiology intervention respects the guiding principles of the CKA for online services

PROLINK has provided advice to Affiliated Kinesiologists on the question of them providing online services. Prolink can confirm to the CKA/ACK affiliates and the leaders of the PKAs that an Affiliated Kinesiologist is covered under the CKA National Insurance Program if a member in one province provides advice and services over the Internet or telephone to patients in another province.  The CKA E&O and CGL policy covers members practicing anywhere in Canada.  The complicating issue is related to the scope of practice and registration with the regulatory body in a province.  The province where the patient resides typically determines the scope of practice that must be followed.  For example, if an Affiliated Kinesiologist from Manitoba was to provide service to a client living in Ontario, then this Affiliated Kinesiologist would need to be also registered with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario since it is mandatory in Ontario.

CKA Affiliated Kinesiologists need to be careful when providing professional services that are reimbursed / paid for by a health insurer if the member is not registered to practice in the province where the patient receiving their services resides.  There is a possibility that the health insurer will not pay for their services rendered to a patient if the Kin is not registered with the regulatory body in the province where the patient received the service.  The health insurer could then also consider issuing a complaint against the Kin in the province where they are registered to practice, resulting in a disciplinary investigation against the Kin.  It is always more complicated when services are rendered across provincial borders using the Internet or telephone.




BCAK has created a Guideline for Telehealth Services including a sample telehealth consent form.

We greatly appreciate that BCAK is sharing these with the Kinesiology community across Canada. 

Watch the Video 

Download the Consent Form

The Insurance Corporation of BC has also provided the following information:

“As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we’re continuing to take steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers, partners and employees. We’re following the advice of provincial health officials and are working to support best practices in clinical care. Effective immediately until March 31, 2020, at which time a subsequent notice will be distributed, we will temporarily fund necessary telehealth sessions in place of standard in person treatments. Telehealth involves telephone and video technology to provide healthcare remotely. Chiropractors, kinesiologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists may offer telehealth sessions on an as-needed basis and according to their college or association guidelines, where available.

Telehealth services are appropriate when they provide therapeutic benefit and where the goals of the session are primarily addressed by: · active exercise, · functional progression, · education, · self management, · self mobilization, or · monitoring (such as for external signs of swelling, redness, etc.)”

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The FKQ has produced a Telehealth / tele-rehabilitation policy.

Hexfit offers a webinar on Online coaching which was recorded on March 26, 2020.

Also, here is a guide which has been specially put online to present you some little-known and practical features to know during the current situation.

Watch the Online coaching webinar video here.