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Alberta Dentists, Physiotherapists Need Rules in Place Before Reopening

May 4, 2020
by CBC News


Albertans itching for a routine dental checkup or eye exam might have to wait a little bit longer than Monday.

Although the provincial government  said health professionals could re-open offices as soon as next week, chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said many clinics are unlikely to fling their doors open immediately.

Alberta’s 30 regulatory colleges, which license and oversee professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers, must prepare guidelines for safe operation during the coronavirus pandemic.

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