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May 21, 2024 - Registrants Blog

Introducing the Inactive Class: A New Path for Opticians in Transition

Are you hoping to maintain your professional standing with the College while you’re not actively practicing as an optician? Maybe you’re on maternity or health leave, you’re retired or you’re simply no longer practising at the moment.

May 9, 2024 - Registrants Blog

Staying Current: The New Ongoing Currency Requirement for Registered Opticians 

The healthcare landscape is evolving, and with it, the regulations for healthcare professionals. Changes are coming to Ontario’s Opticianry Act as of July 1st including amendments to the Registration Regulations.  

February 10, 2023 - Registrants Blog

Delegation, Assignment and Pre-Testing

Delegation is when a regulated health professional transfers their authority to perform a controlled act to a person who is not authorized to perform that act. Delegation can only occur where it complies with relevant standards and/or regulations governing the professional who is delegating the act.

August 27, 2021 - Registrants Blog

Registration Fees: The Why and the How

Opticians are among 26 health professions that have been granted the privilege to regulate themselves by the provincial government.

April 21, 2021 - Public Blog

Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist? Do you know the Difference?

When it comes to your health, especially your eyes, being informed is essential. With vision care, patients are often uncertain which health professional delivers which service.

March 17, 2021 - Registrants Blog

Record Keeping: It’s All About the Details

Document, document, document. Comprehensive and accurate notes are important anytime you engage with a patient, but especially so when you encounter a challenging situation in your practice.  

December 24, 2020 - Registrants Blog

The Evolution of Quality Assurance at the COO

My name is Derick Summers and I’ve been a Licensed Optician for over twenty years now. Over these years I’ve seen my fair share of changes to this amazing industry of ours.

December 4, 2020 - Registrants Blog

Offering free eye exams? You might be violating the Advertising Regulation

As an optician, there are a number of rules that you need to follow when advertising your services. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that patients can trust their health care providers to provide them with accurate and reliable information that has their best interests in mind.

November 5, 2020 - Public Blog

Here’s what you need to know about accessing your personal health information

In 2004, the Ontario Government introduced the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

October 27, 2020 - Registrants Blog

Do You Know Your Obligations Regarding Patient’s Personal Health Information?

It is essential that you are informed. Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the College’s Standard of Practice, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you comply with your patients’ rights to access their information.

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