Volume 1, Issue 1 - May 2015

Being Transparent and Open - The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Weighs In About six months ago, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins wrote to all self-regulatory health care Colleges in the province, including CASLPO, asking them to make "Transparency" an operational and governance priority.  As well, he asked them…


Committees

Council Committees - Statutory Click here to download the Committee Composition Chart (PDF) Executive Committee Terms of Reference: Perform such functions as are assigned to it in the RHPA, the Code and ASLPA and the Regulations under those Acts, and the By-laws and policies of the College and co-ordinate the…


Public Awareness

Public Awareness The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions. The Council is CASLPO’s governing body and its role is to serve the public interest by…


volume-1-issue-3-Dec-2015

Disclosing Information without Consent: When and How? Sarah Chapman Jay CASLPO Practice Advisor, Speech Language Pathology There are times in our professional lives where, for complex reasons, we have to consider disclosing personal health information (PHI) without the patient’s consent.  The legislation that governs disclosure of health information is the…


Volume 2 Issue 1 April 2016

Carol Bock, Deputy Registrar Increasing public awareness is a primary goal for the next 3 years. Click here to view CASLPOs New Strategic Plan Increasing Patient Protection through Clinic Oversight Brian O’Riordan Registrar The Clinic Regulation Working Group (WG) of 13 health regulatory colleges, including CASLPO, completed its work recently by endorsing…


Volume 2 Issue 2 Sept 2016

Brian O'Riordan, Registrar Brian O’Riordan Registrar It was a long hot summer across Ontario this year, and I hope our readers took full advantage of the tropical temperatures to get a lot of well-deserved rest and relaxation. As we head into autumn, take a moment from your busy schedule to…


Audiologists

Audiologists WHAT IS AN AUDIOLOGIST? The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991 (ASLPA) provides a description of the scope of practice for audiology in Ontario as follows: "The practice of audiology is the assessment of auditory function and the treatment and prevention of auditory dysfunction to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or…


Volume 3 Issue 1 February 2017

Brian O'Riordan, Registrar Brian O’Riordan Registrar One of the major tasks for any regulatory College is to make the public aware of its role in public protection and to ensure they realize the value of seeing a self-regulated professional.  This is part of why the Minister of Health and Long-Term…


Feedback Summaries

Consultation – Feedback Summaries The following is feedback relating to all CASLPO consultations as of July 4, 2017.  This includes input from the public, members and other stakeholders. Changes to Fees By-Law Feedback The following is the feedback received regarding CASLPO’s proposed by-law changes to membership fees in the following…


Volume 3 Issue 2 September 2017

Brian O'Riordan Registrar Brian O’Riordan Registrar We recognize that registering with a regulatory body is an added cost to working as an Audiologist and/or Speech-Language Pathologist and so we work diligently to be fiscally responsible with the money generated by your Membership fees. Colleges do not receive any government funding…


Volume 4 Issue 1 February 2018

Melanie Moussa-Elaraby Written by Annette McLeod Public Members bring community perspective to CASLPO Council Meet Melanie Moussa-Elaraby, CASLPO Council, Public Member One of the biggest strengths of the governing Council of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is that its members come from both within and…


Consultations

We Welcome Your Feedback Consultation with the public, audiologists and speech-language-pathologists, and other audiology and speech-language pathology organizations is an important part of the College's by-law, guidelines and regulation development process.  Your feedback on these topics is important, so please provide your comments through the feedback form or survey on…


Why Use a Regulated Health Professional?

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Why Use a Regulated Health Professional

Why Use a Regulated Health Professional Using a regulated health professional means that you receive quality professional and ethical intervention that encompasses: Standards of care Quality health care Accountability Informed consumers Protection from risk of harm STANDARDS OF CARE The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, created governing bodies, called colleges,…


Volume 1 Issue 2 Sept 2015

Staffing Changes There have been a number of staff changes to the College as follows: Camille Prashad has left the College staff after seven years in the position of Program Assistant (Registration Services).  Many members likely had contact with Camille over the years in her busy portfolio.  The College thanks…


Who We Are

Who We Are The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO) is one of 26 self-governing health Colleges in the province of Ontario established by law. The role and authority of the College is set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Health Professions Procedural Code, the…


Council

Become involved in Council Council’s role in public protection The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions. The Council is CASLPO’s governing body and its role is…


eLearning Modules

e-Learning Modules Social Media Module The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario is pleased to present the e-learning module, Pause Before You Post: Social Media Awareness for Regulated Healthcare Professionals. This module was a collaborative project with six other health regulatory Colleges in Ontario. It is intended to…


Learning Tools

  Consent and Capacity Module Within this module you will find information about: Different types of consent The legislation that directs members' practice with regard to consent The elements of consent Determining capacity The substitute decision maker To view the learning module, click here. Consent Tool The Consent Tool guides the…


Mandatory Reporting (For Employers)

Terminating or Suspending Employment The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) requires that a written report (referred to as a “mandatory report”) be made to the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario: by anyone who terminates, suspends or imposes restrictions on the employment of an audiologist (AUD) or speech-language…


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS?  As the regulatory body of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Ontario, The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (the “College”) has a statutory responsibility to deal with all complaints received about a member’s practice or behaviour.  This is…


Social Media

Social Media The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) encourages the public and members to connect with us on Facebook and YouTube.   Through its social media platforms, the College intends to: Connect with the public and members Share information, updates, learning opportunities, research and tools Usage Guidelines…


Videos

CASLPO Videos Did You Know Audiologists and Speech‐Language Pathologists are Regulated? (Closed Caption - 90 Seconds) Where To Find Regulated Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (Closed Caption - 30 second short) Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Are Regulated (Closed Caption - 30 second short) Did You Know Audiologists and Speech‐Language Pathologists are…


Public Protection

Public Protection The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), incorporated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), regulates in the public interest those who offer audiology and speech-language pathology care.  Regulated professionals providing care abide by a code of ethics and high standards of practice. To…


Legislation and Regulations

Legislation and Regulations Medical Assistance in Dying Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Legislation: Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991 Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Health Professions Procedural Code Health Care Consent Act, 1996 Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 Public Hospitals Act Education Act Child and Family Services Act…


Public Awareness

PUBLIC AWARENESS Annual Reports ex.press (CASLPO newsletter) Promotional Brochures and Posters Videos Why use a regulated health professional? Our Social Media Policies External Links  


Resources New

Educate Your Patients on the Advantages of Regulation Public Awareness Standards and Resources Legislation and Regulations    


eBadge

Public Awareness - Promotional Items CASLPO Brochure ‘See an Audiologist to Optomize Your Hearing Aid’ CASLPO Brochure ‘Consultez un audiologiste pour optimiser votre appareil auditif' English | French (full-colour print version) CASLPO Poster ‘See an Audiologist’ English | French (full-colour print version 11"x17") CASLPO Poster ‘Sounds Good’ English | French…


Public

Public Awareness CASLPO Brochures View all brochures and posters Our Mandate The mandate of the College is to regulate the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The College serves and protects the public interest, and governs its members in accordance with provincial government legislation, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991…


Staff Directory

Staff Directory College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario Address: 3080 Yonge St. Suite 5060 Toronto, ON M4N 3N1 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (excluding statutory Holidays) 8:30am – 4:30pm Phone: 416-975-5347 toll-free (Ontario): 800-993-9459  fax: 416-975-8394 Email: caslpo@caslpo.com Registrar – Brian O’Riordan 416-975-5347 ext. 215 1-800-993-9459 (Ontario) boriordan@caslpo.com (Contact Brian regarding…


Practice Advice

Practice Advice Practice Advice is an important service CASLPO provides to the membership. Members benefit from the one on one conversations and advice to help meet standards of practice thereby protecting the public. Dedicated staff answer questions in English and French about legislation, regulations, standards of practice and College expectations…


Home

What's New Fraud Alert Potential Scam Targeting Speech-Language Pathologists The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) learned of a potential fraudulent scam targeting speech-language pathologists (SLPs).  It has been reported that SLPs in private practice are: being contacted by an individual via email, the individual is inquiring…


Council Members

Council Member Biographies Jennifer Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Pathology in 1995 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Audiology from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, England. She worked for over…


Legislation, Regulations and By-Laws

Legislation, Regulations and By-Laws Legislation Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991 Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Health Professions Procedural Code   Health Care Consent Act, 1996 Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 Public Hospitals Act Education Act Child and Family Services Act Freedom of Information and Protection of…


Transparency Initiatives

TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVES The College has responded to the letter on “Transparency” matters sent by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on October 4 and a follow-up letter of Oct. 28.  The letters follow months of media stories questioning whether regulatory Colleges, such as ours, are doing everything they can…


Our Purpose

Our Purpose The role and authority of the College is set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991 (ASLPA), and the regulation, made under these Acts along with the policies and by-laws of the College. To…


Honourary Member

Honourary Member The privilege of honourary membership shall be open to any person who is not a member of the College who has made an outstanding contribution to furthering the mission of the College and/or fulfilling its mandate and objects relating to the regulation of the professions of audiology and…


Speech-Language Problems - An Overview

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW A speech-language pathologist is trained to assess, treat and provide information for the following communication problems: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS These include speech, language, voice, fluency, hearing and cognitive-communicative disorders. Here are some examples: A child may be slow to talk A child may have difficulty understanding what…


Complaints

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy CASLPO is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the CASLPO website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CASLPO website, you consent to the data practices described in…


Vision - Mission - Mandate

Vision - Mission - Mandate Our vision statement: “CASLPO will be an outstanding leader among the regulators of health care professionals.” Our mission statement: “The College is committed to ensuring that the people of Ontario receive respectful, effective, high quality audiology and speech-language pathology services provided by competent self-regulated practitioners.”…


Newsletters (ex.press)

CASLPO Today CASLPO Today is the College’s newsletter.  The College strives to provide members, the public and others with the resources needed to stay up-to-date on regulatory matters related to audiology and speech-language pathology.  Each issue, listed below, contains a wealth of information on College activities and professional practice.  …


Accessibility

ACCOMMODATION POLICY Click the following link to download and read CASLPO's Accommodation Policy. Accommodation Policy ACCESS FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (AODA) The College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is a strong supporter of accessible customer service. We have implemented the standards in the Ontarians with…


Speech-Language Pathologists

Orthophonistes Qu’est-ce qu’un orthophoniste? La Loi de 1991 sur les audiologistes et les orthophonistes décrit comme suit le champ de pratique des orthophonistes en Ontario : « L’exercice de la profession d’orthophoniste consiste dans l’évaluation des fonctions de la parole et du langage, ainsi que dans le traitement et la…


Practice Standards

Practice Standards Practice standards set out the professional expectations for audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. They are the minimum knowledge, skills and judgement needed to practice safely and provide quality service to the public. Practice standards can also be unwritten, comprised of those generally accepted practices, principles, and techniques adopted by…


External Links

External Links Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) http://www.ahpdf.ca/ American Academy of Audiology (AAA) http://www.audiology.org/ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) http://www.asha.org/ Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) http://www.canadianaudiology.ca/ Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada http://www.cdaac.ca/ Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) http://healthcareathome.ca/ Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) http://www.regulatedhealthprofessions.on.ca/for-the-public.html FHRCO Interprofessional Collaboration…


About the Professions

About the Professions CASLPO regulates two different professions: Audiologists Audiologiste Speech-language pathologists Orthophonistes   We currently regulate over 3800 members, 20% of which are audiologists and 80% are speech-language pathologists.  There is a very small number of members who are registered to practice both professions. Click on the links above to…


Professional Corporations

Professional Corporations As regulated professionals, audiologists and speech-language pathologists have the option of incorporating their practice as a professional corporation.  If you require legal and/or financial advice regarding incorporation, you must contact a lawyer and/or an accountant. Benefits of professional corporations are: Access to external investment funding Advantages of corporate…


Position Statements

Position Statements Practice standards set out the professional expectations of audiologists and SLPs. They are the minimum knowledge, skills and judgement needed to practice safely and provide quality service to the public. Practice standards can be found in documents such as legislation, regulations, CASLPO published Practice Standards, Guidelines, Position Statements…


Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines Practice standards set out the professional expectations of audiologists and SLPs. They are the minimum knowledge, skills and judgement needed to practice safely and provide quality service to the public. Practice standards can be found in documents such as legislation, regulations, CASLPO published Practice Standards, Guidelines, Position Statements…


Complaints

Complaints (Accessibility Version) Are you concerned about the care you are getting from a speech-language pathologist or audiologist? Are you thinking about making a complaint about that care? THE COMPLAINTS PROCESS The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), protects you by investigating complaints. Complaints can be made…


Fair Registration Practices

FAIR REGISTRATION PRACTICES REPORTS The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) requires regulated professions to submit reports about their registration practices and their compliance with the provisions for fair access to regulated professions provided in the Health Professions Procedural Code (the Code) set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulated…


Upcoming Events

CASLPO EVENTS For the latest detail regarding all CASLPO upcoming and archived events including materials from FORUMs, E-FORUMs, and webinars, check the events sections often. CASLPO regularly puts on educational events, CASLPO forums and other events for our members.  These help support the College’s mandate to protect the public’s right to…


Resources

educate your patients on the advantages of regulation For instructions, click here  Resources/Ressources Practice standards set out the professional expectations of audiologists and SLPs. They are the minimum knowledge, skills and judgement needed to practice safely and provide quality service to the public. Practice standards can be found in documents such…


Public Register

Public Register: Find A Practitioner In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is required to make certain information about all Audiologists and Speech Language-Pathologists available to the public. In Ontario, all persons using the title ‘Audiologist’ or 'Speech-Language…


Standards and Resources

Standards and Resources Below are practice standards and associated resources categorized by topic area. The standards describe the minimum competencies and behaviours needed to practice safely and provide quality service to the public. As such, they have been developed through consultation with you and the public. Always go to our…


Advertising, Billing and Private Practice

PRIVATE PRACTICE, ADVERTISING AND BILLING Regulations: Proposed Advertising Regulation, 2013 Practice Advice/FAQs: Advertising – Understanding the Proposed Regulation Billing Third Parties Billing For Private Services Fee For Service Opening a Private Practice Private Practice Issues Working On Your Own Social Media Did You Know… Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation May Apply to…


Security and Privacy

SECURITY AND PRIVACY Safeguarding PHI on Mobile Devices (reprint) Practice Advice/FAQs: Using E-Mail Communications With Patients Social Media Practicing Securely in an Insecure World Tools and Learning Modules: Social Media Module


Renewal

Membership Registration Renewal Click for Instructional Videos Registration Renewal 2018-2019 now open. Webinars What You Need To Know If You Are Changing Your Registration Status Access Slides Access Webinar Recording   FAQs 1. What is the renewal deadline this year? view answer +/- Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm EDT is the deadline…


Volume 4 Issue 2 September 2018

New CASLPO Executive Committee The College has a new set of Officers and a new Executive Committee.  In accordance with the By-Laws of the College, the Council holds elections for Officers and the other members of the Executive Committee at its June meeting each year.  Any member of Council, whether an elected professional,…


Overview

ex•press ex•press is the College's new online newsletter.  The College strives to provide members, the public and others with the resources needed to stay up-to-date on regulatory matters related to audiology and speech-language pathology.  Each issue, listed below, contains a wealth of information on College activities and professional practice. Issues…


French

Ordre des audiologistes et des orthophonistes de l’Ontario Adresse : 3080, rue Yonge, bureau 5060, C.P. 71 Toronto ON  M4N 3N1 Heures d’ouverture : Lundi au vendredi (sauf les jours fériés) 8 h 30 à 16 h 30 Tél. : 416-975-5347; numéro sans frais (Ontario) : 800-993-9459 Téléc. : 416-975-8394…


Meetings

CASLPO COUNCIL MEETINGS Upcoming Council Meetings Friday September 28, 2018 Friday December 7, 2018 Location CASLPO Office College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario 3080 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario Room: Suite 5055 Open to the public, Council meetings occur typically four times a year and address a broad spectrum…


Did You Know?

Did you Know? The documents listed below from the College's "Did You Know?" series providing general regulatory information to our members. We hope to impart short, relevant facts about the regulation of the professions in an effort to keep members informed. 2018  What CASLPO means by "in good standing" for…


Canadian Graduates

Path 1: Graduates of Canadian Accredited Programs FAQs, Click here If you are a graduate of a Canadian university program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP-ASLP) and if you are not currently registered in another regulated Canadian province, you must…


Consent and Capacity

CONSENT AND CAPACITY Legislation: Personal Health Infromation Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) Health Care Consent Act, 1996 Position Statements: Consent to Provide Screening and Assessment Services Guides : Obtaining Consent For Services Circle of Care SLPs Employed in the School Board Setting Practice Advice/FAQs: Capacity to Make Admission Decisions Circle of…


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.