CASLPO Events


For the latest detail regarding all CASLPO upcoming and archived events including materials from FORUMs, E-FORUMs, and webinars, click here

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SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL (SAT) DEADLINE: Midnight January 31, 2016

How can we help? View this webinar showing how to complete and upload your SAT.

CLINIC REGULATION CONSULTATION

The consultation period closed December 31, 2015. Please stay tuned for updates.

Thirteen of Ontario's Health Care Regulatory Colleges* are excited to share information about the consultations to discuss whether Ontarians would benefit from a clinic oversight model, and what clinic regulation might look like in Ontario.

The consultation launched via website and webinar on November 18th at OntarioClinicRegulation.com.    At the website, you will be able to learn more about the reason why the colleges are exploring clinic oversight, how it might impact you, and the type of clinic oversight model that the 13 Health Regulatory Colleges want to explore further.   Please revisit the website for updates and to learn more by viewing videos, and share your views via online survey.

In addition to the online clinic regulation consultation, patients and Regulated Health Professionals shared their views at in-person consultations that completed December 9th.  

Learn More; Visit: OntarioClinicRegulation.com

Please feel free to share with others who you feel might be interested.

*Members of the Clinic Regulation Working Group are:

PROPOSED CHANGES TO PROFESSIONAL SCOPES OF PRACTICE

On August 10th, the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) formally presented to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) their submissions for proposed legislative changes in the scopes of practice for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

OSLA is proposing access to several controlled acts including “communicating a diagnosis”, as well as the removal of limitations that prevent members from making direct referrals to specialty medicine, such as ENTs.  OSLA has kept CASLPO advised of the development of their submissions.  CASLPO looks forward to making formal comments on the submissions in the near future.  These changes, if agreed to by the Ministry of Health and enacted by the government, would result in changes to the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, as well as many CASLPO practice standards.

For more information please visit: www.osla.on.ca

 

UPDATE - NEW RECORDS REGULATION IN EFFECT - JUNE 19 2015

The Records Regulation, 2015 has been approved by the provincial government and is now in effect. This new regulation replaces the previously posted Proposed Records Regulation, 2011.

Click here to view the Records Regulation, 2015

Under the RHPA and the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is responsible for governing audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Ontario. Both these classes of members are self-governing.


Under these Acts, the CASLPO may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including records regulation and setting out standards of practice for record keeping for the profession, subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Summary of the Records Regulation, 2015

The new records regulation requires each member to: 

o Ensure that his or her records are updated, maintained, retained and disclosed in accordance with the regulation;
o Maintain certain types of records, e.g., patient, financial and equipment service records;
o Comply with specific content requirements for each type of record;
o Retain their records for specified time periods; and
o Take appropriate steps respecting records on the closure of his or her practice.

In addition, the CASLPO has amended its professional misconduct regulation to make failing to keep records in accordance with the new records regulation an act of professional misconduct. 

Click here to view the Records Regulation, 2015

Support material will be developed over the coming weeks for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact with any questions.

Contact CASLPO at:

caslpo@caslpo.com or 416-975-5347/1-800-993-9459

 

INTER-PROFESSIONAL RECORD KEEPING RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE

If you work in a multi-disciplinary team and are looking for a way to easily compare what is the same and what is different when it comes to record keeping, have a look at the online Inter-Professional Record Keeping Resource.

Get all the information you need in one place. This resource starts with the patient/client record and covers things like electronic records, using personal health information, financial records, record retention, leaving or closing a practice, record destruction and more.

healthregcollaborativepractice.com

 

TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVES

Following months of media stories questioning whether regulatory Colleges, such as ours, are doing everything they can to be more transparent and effective concerning their complaint processes and outcomes, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care asked that Colleges share more information with the public and improve their approaches to transparency.

For CASLPO’s response to the Minister, our transparency initiatives, and more information, click here.

 

This website is intended to provide information to the public and members.  Should there be differences in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO members, it is up to the member to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website.