What's New


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

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.

 

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

 

RESULTS OF DISTRICT 2 CASLPO COUNCIL MEMBER ELECTION

The electronic ballots have been counted for the election for the seats in District 2 (Central Ontario) for one Audiologist Member and One Speech-Language Pathologist Member for a three-year term of office.

 

The College is pleased to announce the re-election of Vicky Papaioannou, (AUD) of Mississauga.

Number of voters: 319. Group size: 1517

Rank Nominee Voters
1 Papaioannou, Vicky Ann 170
2 Banks, Rex 87
3 Saunders, Tracy J. 35
4 Asghar, Mohammad Shafique 27

 

The College is also pleased to announce the election of Yvonne Wyndham, (SLP) of Toronto.

Number of voters: 349. Group size: 1517

Rank Nominee Voters
1 Wyndham, Yvonne Marie 137
2 Hayes, Stephanie Marian 126
3 Wolff, Talya Jennifer 70
4 Kothavale, Reshma 16

 

Vicky's and Yvonne's terms are effective immediately and they 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.

 

FEDERATION OF HEALTH REGULATORY COLLEGES OF ONTARIO (FHRCO)

New Officer Press Release - May 6, 2015

 

MINISTER'S SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION TASK FORCE - INVITATION TO PATIENTS

April 1, 2015 Letter From Ministry Re Ministers Task Force on Prevention of the Sexual Abuse of Patients - Invitation to Complainants

 

CASLPO RESPONDS TO MINISTER RE SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION MEASURES

The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, recently wrote to all regulatory colleges asking for an update on their Patient Relations programs with respect to Sexual Abuse Prevention.  The College responded on January 22, 2015.  The Minister’s letter and the response are posted for your information on this important issue.  The College looks forward to working with the Minister’s Task Force on Sexual Abuse Prevention.

January 22 2015 CASLPO Letter to Ministry of Health

Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

 

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

 

WEBINARS

CASLPO Forum

June 2015 - Kitchener Forum

The slides are now available for download. Please click here.

Thursday, May 28th 4:30pm-6:30pm at the CASLPO Offices

View our four videos that accompany the Forum:

The slides and the recorded webinar are now available as follows:

 

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.