Please note: The CPA is aware that prices for PPE and infection control products may be significantly higher at the present time compared to normal - this is due to the global shortage of these products. Distributors are having to pay suppliers a premium for items and are facing many supply chain and geo-political challenges to serve Canadian health care providers. It is important to distinguish between "price gouging" (inflating the price of a product to increase profit) by the distributor, and distributor prices increasing because their price from the supplier has increased. The CPA is working hard lobbying for the government to take additional steps to make PPE available to physiotherapists working in all health care settings. We continue to work with our partners to advocate for and understand the complexity related to getting cost-effective PPE in the hands of our members. We encourage all CPA members to do their due diligence, based on price, product and need before making purchases.

Physiotherapy Regulators: PPE Recommendations

Where a provincial regulator has identified specific recommendations, the website link is provided. The provincial government website link is also provided for information.