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November 17, 2020

News From The College: November 13, 2020

Last Chance to Share your thoughts on the Draft Delegation Standard of Practice and Practice Guidelines 
 

The draft Standard of Practice and Practice Guidelines: Standard 10: Delegation survey closes on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Reading the document and completing the survey can be counted towards your self-directed CE for the year. We value your feedback, and the Clinical Practice Committee and the Board of Directors will consider it carefully. For more information, click here. 

Renewal Reminder 

Planning to practice opticianry in 2021? Log in to the Registrant Portal to complete your registration. Take advantage of the pandemic relief $250 reduction of registration fees and renew your registration by December 31, 2020. For help, contact us at registration@collegeofopticians.ca  

Election Results for District 5 (Toronto) 

Voting in District 5 closed at noon on Monday, November 9, 2020. Congratulations to Ms. Dorina Reiz. Ms. Reiz will begin serving a three-year term of office effective January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023. 

Attend the Board of Directors Meeting on YouTube on December 7 and 8 

We invite you to join the next virtual Board of Directors meeting on YouTube:

·       Monday, December 7, from 9:30 to 4:30. Use this link to watch the live stream on YouTube. 
·       Tuesday, December 8, from 9:30 to 12:30. Use this link to watch the live stream on YouTube.  

The Board Meeting agenda and meeting materials will be available on the website the week before the Board meeting. Meeting highlights will be posted the following week. If you have any questions, please contact the College at mail@collegeofopticians.ca or by phone at 416-368-3616 x 200. We hope you can join us.


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

Protecting your patients’ personal health information is an important part of your practice. Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the College's Standard of Practice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with your patient's rights to access their information. Read our recent blog post to find out more. 

Expansion of the Quality Assurance Section of the Registrant Portal 

Stay tuned for exciting updates to the Quality Assurance section of the Registrant Portal. You will soon be able to complete your Self-Assessment and record your Self-Directed hours in the Portal.

Kind regards,
 
Fazal and the COO team
 


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