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2016 ELECTION RESULTS FOR MEMBERS OF COUNCIL - DISTRICT 6 (All Ontario)

Congratulations to Bob Kroll of Thornhill on his re-election to the Council of CASLPO.  Thank you to all the candidates for their participation in the democratic process, and thank you to all members who took the time to cast an electronic ballot.

Election:  For an Audiologist OR Speech-Language Pathologist Member for a 3-year term.

As at Poll close: Wednesday 25 May 2016 12:01 EDT:

Number of voters: 828

Group Size: 3456

Percentage voted: 24%

Ranked by Votes:

Candidate                      Votes                                %

Robert Kroll (S)                 295                         35.6

Angela Neglia (S)              224                         27.1

Isabelle Carrière (A)           84                          10.1

Holly Sloan (S)                   79                           9.5

Paige Pierozynski (A)          64                           7.7

Erin McLeod (S)                 56                           6.8

Miranda Klempner (S)        26                            3.1

Learn More, Visit the Elections Page

CASLPO Forum - May 26 2016 4:00pm-5:30pm, CASLPO Office, Toronto

Members have an opportunity to meet staff, receive CASLPO updates and discuss specific practice issues as they relate to regulation. Learn about new projects, initiatives and documents.  Let us answer your questions about legislation, regulation and standards and how they impact your practice. 

Maybe you want to know more about College processes such as:

  • Registration
  • Mentorship
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Complaints and Discipline

Registration is limited to the first 50 members. Watch for the 'eventbright invitation' sent to all CASLPO members to register to attend in person.

Place: CASLPO Offices, 5055-3080 Yonge Street, Toronto (Light refreshments provided)

Access via Lawrence subway on the Yonge line or alternatively, parking will be reimbursed.

If you cannot attend in person, join by webinar (information to follow). We will also be recording the Forum and uploading it to the website so you can view it in your own time.

CASLPO Manager of Mentorship and International Applications

We are pleased to announce that joining us this week on staff will be Tanya May as Manager of Mentorship and International Applicants. 

Tanya is the successful applicant following a rigorous competitive process.  Tanya is a speech-language pathologist who comes to us from North York General Hospital in Toronto, where she has been working on the Acute Neurology Stroke Unit.  Previously, she worked as a Clinical Leader at VHA Rehab Solutions, and she has also held positions at Providence Healthcare and Humber River Regional Hospital.  She holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University.

PART-TIME POSITION AT CASLPO FOR A DEDICATED AUDIOLOGIST

CASLPO is seeking a dedicated Audiologist with a variety of clinical experiences to join our team.  In this position you will help our members provide excellent hearing care and support the Council in developing policies that meet the demands of current clinical practice.

If you or someone you know has an interest in applying for the position, please click here for additional information.


EMAIL FROM MINISTRY - TRANSPARENCY WORKING GROUP UPDATE - MARCH 30, 2016

To read, click here


NEW PRACTICE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES (PSG) FOR PROVISION OF HEARING AID SERVICES BY AUDIOLOGISTS

We want to hear from you. This is your opportunity to review the new PSG for Provision of Hearing Aid Services by Audiologists, and provide your input.

Deadline for review is April 25th 2016

Highlights of this new PSG:

  • A new definition of hearing aid prescription
  • Three additional definitions:
    • Prescribing
    • Dispensing
    • Fitting
  • Incorporates the Preferred Practice Guideline (PPG) for the Prescription of Hearing Aids to Children, the PPG for the Prescription of Hearing Aids to Adults, and the PPG for Ear Impressions.

To read the PSG click here

To complete the survey, click here

CASLPO will be hosting two webinars to introduce members to this new PSG; dates and links to the live webinar to follow.

As with the review of all CASLPO documents, you may collect Continuous Learning Activity Credits (CLACs) for evaluating this document and completing the survey.

To ensure transparency, all feedback will be posted in its original aggregate form on our website. CASLPO will make all attempts to anonymize feedback. CASLPO reserves the right to remove any content that is considered profane or malicious. Policy on Consultation and stakeholder Feedback.

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback.


2015 TAX RECEIPTS

We are pleased to inform you that your 2015 tax receipts are now available via the Member Portal.


ONTARIO CLINIC REGULATION - UPDATE

The Clinic Regulation Working Group (WG) of 13 health regulatory colleges, including CASLPO, completed its work recently by endorsing a draft document which will form the basis of a submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  The draft document reflects much of the input received over the last several months of province-wide consultation.  In all, there were 8,000 visits to the consultation website; over a thousand individuals viewed related webinars; 1,400 people completed the on-line survey; the 6 townhalls in different regions of the province drew over 250 participants; and 20 professional advocacy associations submitted responses, including the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). The feedback received indicated that stakeholders generally agreed that the lack of formal regulatory clinic oversight presented a serious gap in public protection.  However, there was less consensus about how to achieve such oversight, with reservations being expressed about the framework model being proposed by the Working Group, as well as the potential direct and downstream costs of an additional type of regulation.

Taking the feedback into consideration, the WG decided to present a report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, which summarizes the work and research of the WG, and suggesting that the Group stands ready to assist the government if it wishes to engage in future discussions about the area of clinic regulation.  The WG remains convinced that improved oversight of the care provided in clinics is essential to improving access, supporting patients and protecting the health care system.  The members of the WG are now bringing the draft report to the Minister to their individual governing councils for approval over the next few months.

Learn More; Visit: OntarioClinicRegulation.com


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:

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