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March 30, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

April 07, 2017
Bill 87 Update by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
Allison Henry, Director, Health System Labour Relations and Regulatory Policy Branch, MOHLTC presented an update on Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2016. Bill 87 proposes amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Learn more about Bill 87 on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

Read the Bill 87 submission from the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario.

Public Interest Duty of the College
Richard Steinecke of Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc spoke with Council about the public protection mandate of the College.

Learn more about the public protection role of the College.

Upcoming Consultation on Standards for Use of Title
Council approved for consultation the new Standards for Use of Title, which are based on the College’s 2012 Guide to Use of Title. The Standards introduce the use of additional credentials and the use of title in retirement or following resignation from the College. Watch the College website for further information about the consultation.

Interim Guidelines – Medical Assistance in Dying
Council reviewed the 2016 Interim Guidelines – Medical Assistance in Dying and requested revisions to the interim document to clarify the role of OTs in aiding authorized medical practitioners in the determination of eligibility. The revised Interim Guidelines will come back to Council in June with the intention to remove the reference to the ‘interim’ nature of the document at that time.

Elections Outcome
Executive Committee elections took place following the March 30, 2017 Council meeting.

The results are as follows:

Jane Cox, President

Shannon Gouchie, Vice-President

Jeannine Girard-Pearlman, Member at Large, Education

Winston Isaac, Member at Large, Finance