Re: Status Update on CCO/OCA initiatives
Please see the following communication from CCO to the Ministry of Health regarding the processing of a spousal exception for CCO.
The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is delighted with the recent decision by the Honourable Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins, to enhance the diagnostic tools with which chiropractors work. This demonstrates a real commitment to improving community-based care in Ontario and will greatly benefit the public.
As the organization mandated with regulating chiropractic care in Ontario, CCO applauds the government’s effort to enhance the ability of chiropractors to order laboratory tests and diagnostic ultrasound – with the CCO’s support – so that the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care continues to be aligned with the public interest.
The Minister has demonstrated a true commitment to the Patients First Act in addressing regulatory gaps that have prevented chiropractors from ordering necessary tests in the past. By doing so, this will:
CCO looks forward to working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, chiropractors, the public and other stakeholders on this important advancement in the scope of practice for chiropractors.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed a task force on the prevention of sexual abuse of patients to provide the Minister with advice and recommendations on how best to strengthen the sexual abuse provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The Minister has communicated to all Ontario health regulatory colleges, requesting a report on policies and programs on the prevention of sexual abuse of patients.
Please see the links below for the letter from the Ministry and CCO’s response outlining CCO’s current policies and procedures on the prevention of sexual abuse of patients.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has communicated to Ontario health regulatory colleges the importance of transparency in the practices and initiatives of the colleges. All colleges have provided the Ministry with a response outlining their current and future transparency practices and initiatives.
Please see the links below for the two letters from the Ministry and CCO’s response outlining CCO’s current transparency practices and future initiatives.