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4:30pm-6:00pm, East Whitby, ON
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 is limited to the first 60 members. An 'Eventbrite Invitation' was sent to CASLPO members in districts 1 & 2.
Place: Durham District School Board, Speech-Language Hearing, 400 Taunton Road, East Whitby, ON L1P 1E7
(Light refreshments provided)
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You have less than a week to complete your renewal! Renew your CASLPO membership now. The deadline is midnight on October 3, 2016 - avoid the 20% late fee. To access the online renewal system, click here.
Many members have already renewed online and found it easy to complete the process. As always, please do not hesitate to contact CASLPO with any questions or concerns about registration:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 416-975-5347 or 1-800-993-9459 ext. 211 or 213.
Brian O’Riordan, Registrar
Since early 2015, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario has been part of a special project to explore how to better protect patients through stronger oversight of clinics in Ontario. The Clinic Regulation Working Group conducted research into the issue, and held consultations to gather input from stakeholders and members of the dozen professional Colleges involved in the Working Group.
The Working Group decided to make a submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The submission brings awareness to the gap in public protection that currently exists, discusses alternative solutions, and calls on the Ministry to take action to address the gap.
The submission was formally sent to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins, on September 19, 2016. We understand that there are a number of competing priorities for the Ministry, but it is our hope that once they have had an opportunity to review the submission, they will be interested in exploring it further.
You can read the submission here.
New Officers of the College and 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, an academic or a public member, may run for the Executive Committee. All terms are for one year and members may be re-elected.
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.
To read, click here
Deadline for review is April 25th 2016
Highlights of this new PSG:
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.
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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
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:
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:
email@example.com or 416-975-5347/1-800-993-9459
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.
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.