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NEWS RELEASE; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - October 23, 2017

Ontario Making 2,000 More Beds and Spaces for Patients Available This Year Province Boosting Access to Care and Reducing Wait Times

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AVOID SUSPENSION - RENEW YOUR CASLPO 2017/2018 MEMBERSHIP NOW. 

Notice to Complete Your Annual CASLPO Registration

All members of the College must renew before Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm EDT or a 20% late fee will be added to your annual fee payment.

To renew or resign, simply click here!  To serve you better at this busy time, we strongly recommend that you:

2016 Annual Report

To review the report, click here.

2017 CASLPO Forums (in-person) and e-Forums (Webinar)

We Are Pleased To Announce Our Schedule For 2017 CASLPO Forums (in-person) and e-Forums (Webinar). Watch out for emails to register for these events.  We want to provide you with relevant, current information and engage in discussions about issues you face, as they relate to regulations and practice standards.  We also really enjoy meeting you in person or via webinar. To view the locations, dates and details, click here.

Update on Major National Regulatory Projects

To learn more about the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) “Centralization and Capacity Building Project”, click here for an overview and project deliverables detail.

For more information, visit www.caaspr.ca

Infection Prevention and Control Lapse Investigation Process - Updates

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health has asked Ontario's Regulatory Health Colleges to distribute this information.  To review the cover memo and two resource documents, click here.

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

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.

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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.