List of Acronyms

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Acronym Meaning
AAA American Academy of Audiology
ACSLPA Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
ADP Assistive Devices Program
ADR Alternate Dispute Resolution
AHIP Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
AHPDF Allied Health Professional Development Fund
AIT Agreement on Internal Trade
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
AUD Audiologist
CAA Canadian Academy of Audiology
CAASPR Canadian Alliance of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Regulators
CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CCO College of Chiropractors of Ontario
CDA Communication Disorders Assistant
CDAAC Communicative Disorders Assistants Association of Canada
CDHO College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
CDO College of Dietitians of Ontario
CDTO College of Dental Technologists of Ontario
CEE Continuous Education Equivalent
CHIL Communication Health Information Line
CHS Canadian Hearing Society
CISG Canadian Interorganizational Steering Group
CLAC Continuous Leaning Activity Credits
CLEAR Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation
CMLTO College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
CMO College of Midwives of Ontario
CMRTO College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
CMTO College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
CNAR Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation
CNO College of Nurses of Ontario
COO College of Chiropodists of Ontario
COLLEGEOPTOM College of Optometrists of Ontario
COLLEGEPT College of Pysiotherapists of Ontario
COPTONT College of Opticians of Ontario
COTO College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
CPO College of Psychologists of Ontario
CPSO College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
CRTO College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
CVO College of Veterinarians of Ontario
DENTURISTS-CDO College of Denturists of Ontario
FHRCO Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario
HIP Hearing Instrument Practitioner
HPARB Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
HPRAC Health Professions Review Advisory Council
ICRC Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (formerly Complaints Committee)
IPP Initial Practice Period
IPR Initial Practice Registrant
LHIN Local Health Integration Network
MOHLTC Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
MRA Mutual Recognition Agreement
MSHA Manitoba Speech-Language-Hearing Association
NBASLPA New Brunswick Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
NCSB National Council of State Boards of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologist Regulators
NLASLPA Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
OAFCCD Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders
OAPAC Ontario Association of Private Audiology Clinics
OCP Ontario College of Pharmacists
OCSWSSW Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
OCT Ontario College of Teachers
OMA Ontario Medical Association
ORAC Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium
OSLA Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
PA Peer Assessment/Assessor
PS Position Statement
PSG Practise Standards & Guidelines
QA Quality Assurance
RCDSO Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
RHPA Regulated Health Professions Act
RIFSSSO Regroupement des intervenants francophones en santé et en services sociaux de l’Ontario
SA Self Assessment
SAC Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
SAT Self Assessment Tool
SCERP Specified Continuing Education or Remediation Program
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
UWO University of Western Ontario
WSIB Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

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