Your feedback is valuable.

Ontario health colleges regularly seek the views of the public, health professionals and other stakeholders for the development of policies, guidelines and other documents. The feedback we receive helps fulfill our mandate to protect the public.

Through our consultations, we work to achieve transparent, informed and collaborative policy development for the regulation of health professions in Ontario. Your feedback helps us identify and assess the issues we should examine that concern the public.

 

OPEN CONSULTATIONS

Consultation on the Revised Draft Standards for Acupuncture

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario would like to hear your feedback on  proposed changes to our Standards for Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a procedure performed on tissue below the dermis and is considered a controlled act. Occupational therapists can perform acupuncture through an exemption in the legislation. The Standards for Acupuncture outline the minimum expectations for performing acupuncture safely within the occupational therapy scope of practice.

This consultation is an opportunity for occupational therapists, the public and other interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

We want to hear from you.

The consultation survey is available in English and French.

The consultation should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

You can also submit your feedback by:

  • Mail:

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
20 Bay Street, Suite 900, PO Box 78,
Toronto, ON
M5J 2N8

The deadline for the survey is Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Please contact the College’s Practice Resource Service at 416.214.1177 ext. 240 or email [email protected].

 

Proposed By-Law Change about RN Prescribing Notation on the Public Register

The College of Nurses of Ontario is seeking your feedback about a proposed by-law change that will allow CNO to put information on our public Register, Find a Nurse, about an RN’s authority to prescribe.

If approved, this will only take effect when RNs eventually become legally authorized to prescribe certain medications after the regulation comes into force.

The deadline to comment is Monday, May 11, 2020.

Survey re. RN Prescribing Notation on the Public Register

 

Proposed New Regulation about RPN Scope of Practice

The College of Nurses of Ontario is seeking your feedback on a proposed new regulation requested by the Ministry of Health that would allow RPNs to perform the following procedures without first obtaining an order:

  • irrigating, probing, debriding and packing a wound
  • venipuncture to establish peripheral intravenous access and maintain patency using a solution of normal saline (0.9 per cent), in circumstances in which the individual requires medical attention and delaying venipuncture is likely to be harmful to the individual
  • assisting with health management activities that require putting an instrument beyond the labia majora and assessment that requires putting an instrument, hand or finger beyond the labia majora
  • assessing an individual or assisting an individual with health management activities that requires putting an instrument or finger beyond an artificial opening into the patient’s body

We are seeking feedback from all nurses on the proposed regulation. The deadline to comment is Monday, May 11, 2020.

Survey re. New Regulation about RPN Scope of Practice

 

Citizen Advisory Group

The Citizen Advisory Group helps bring the patient voice and perspective to 18 health regulatory Colleges in Ontario. To find out more, visit their website at citizenadvisorygroup.org.