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RESULTS OF DISTRICT 5 CASLPO COUNCIL MEMBER ELECTION

The electronic ballots have been counted for the election for the seats in District 5 (Northeastern Ontario) for one Audiologist Member or one Speech-Language Pathologist Member for a three-year term of office. The College is pleased to announce the election of Jennifer Anderson, (AUD) of Barrie.
 
Jennifer joins the Council, effective immediately, and will serve until the spring of June 2018.   
 
The College thanks all candidates for their participation in the democratic process and also expresses its thanks to all those members who took the time to cast a ballot.

 

ANNOUNCING - DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

CASLPO is pleased to announce that the new Director of Professional Conduct is Ms. Courtney Campbell.  Courtney comes to us from the Ontario College of Pharmacists, where she was Discipline and Fitness to Practise Lead for five years.  Courtney is a lawyer, and previously worked for Benard & Associates, Matthews Dinsdale & Clark LLP and Heenan Blaikie LLP.    She received her BA from Wilfrid Laurier University, her LL.B from Osgood Hall Law School and her LL.M from the University of Toronto.  She also completed courses at Harvard University, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick.  Please join us in welcoming Courtney to CASLPO.

 

EXPLORING CLINIC REGULATION

Regulatory Colleges Announce Exploration of Clinic Regulation

The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists is pleased to be part of a joint initiative to improve the oversight of health care clinics in Ontario.  More

 

CURRENT BY-LAW CONSULTATION

Proposed CASLPO By-Law Changes Affecting Member Information To Be Posted Publicly:
Enhancing Transparency And Accountability

(Feedback Requested by September 12, 2015)

How Do I Learn More and Provide My Feedback? Click Here

 

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

 

NEW OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGE AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

As a result of the election held by Council on June 12, 2015, the President of CASLPO is Scott Whyte.  Mr. Whyte is a Public Member of Council, appointed first by the provincial government in 2012. He has a degree in International Relations from the University of Windsor.  He resides in Inverary.

 

Elected Vice-President (Audiology) is Deb Zelisko.  Ms. Zelisko was re-elected for a second three-year term on Council last year, representing District 3 (SW Ontario).  She is a graduate of Western University and resides in Guelph.

 

Elected Vice-President (Speech-Language Pathology) is Bob Kroll.  Mr. Kroll is in his second term on Council, representing the all-Ontario District 6 seat.   He is a graduate of McGill University and Bowling Green State University.

 

These three officers of the College are joined on the Executive Committee by Véronique Vaillancourt (AUD)Judy Rowlands (SLP) and Shari Wilson (Public Member).

 

2015 ELECTION - DISTRICT 5

Voting opens June 29, 2015 and runs until July 29, 2015.

If you are in Electoral District 5, the Northeastern Region including the counties of Haliburton and Simcoe and the City of Kawartha Lakes together with the territorial districts of Cochrane, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound and Timiskaming, you will receive an email from the College from Brian O’Riordan with a secure link to the online voting portal.

 

Candidates Appearing in the Ballot

 

1.    Anderson, Jennifer

2.   Torres-Valencia, Jimena

 

Please VOTE!
Send questions to: lgibson@caslpo.com

 

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.

 

CASLPO Events


COUNCIL MEETING DATES

Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday December 11, 2015

 

CASLPO Forums (NEW)

June 2015 - Kitchener

Access Slides

 

May 2015, CASLPO Office, Toronto

Access Slides

View Webinar (1:59:16)

 

September 24, 2015 4:30-6:30pm, North Bay

North Bay Regional Health Centre (To Follow)

 

October 15, 2015 4:00-6:00pm, Kingston

Limestone District School Board (To Follow)

 

View the four Regulation Overview Videos:

 

WEBINARS

Review other webinars to assist with practice here


More Events | More Webinars

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.