ONTARIO REGULATION 29/13
made under the
KINESIOLOGY ACT, 2007
Made: December 17, 2012
Approved: January 23, 2013
Filed: January 25, 2013
Published on e-Laws: January 25, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: February 9, 2013
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
1. In this Regulation,
“assessor” means a person appointed under section 81 of the Health Professions Procedural Code; (“évaluateur”)
“Committee” means the Quality Assurance Committee and includes a panel of the Committee; (“comité”)
“program” means the quality assurance program required by section 80 of the Health Professions Procedural Code; (“programme”)
“stratified random sampling” means a sampling where groups are,
(a) removed from the pool of members to be sampled, or
(b) weighted to increase or decrease the likelihood of their being selected. (“échantillonnage aléatoire stratifié”)
2. (1) The program shall include the following components:
1. Continuing education or professional development designed to,
i. promote continuing competence and continuing quality improvement among the members,
ii. address changes in practice environments,
iii. promote interprofessional collaboration, and
iv. incorporate standards of practice, advances in technology, changes made to entry to practice competencies and other relevant issues in the discretion of the Council.
2. Self, peer and practice assessments.
3. A mechanism for the College to monitor members’ participation in, and compliance with, the program.
(2) The Committee shall administer the program.
3. (1) A panel of the Committee shall be composed of at least three persons, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Council who was appointed to the Council by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
(2) Two members of a panel of the Committee constitute a quorum, providing that at least one of the members is a member of the Council who was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Members must participate
4. (1) Every member who holds a general certificate of registration shall participate in and fulfil the requirements of the program.
(2) Every member who holds an inactive certificate of registration shall participate in and fulfil the requirements of the self-assessment, continuing education and professional development activities component of the program, as set out in sections 5 and 6.
Self-assessment, continuing education and professional development
5. Every member shall participate in self-assessment, continuing education and professional development activities annually, or where a longer period has been specified by the Committee, during that period, in order to maintain the knowledge, skills and judgment required to practise the profession in accordance with the standards of practice and ethics set by the College.
Records and information
6. (1) Every member shall keep records of his or her participation in self-assessment, continuing education and professional development activities, in the form and manner approved by the Committee and for the period of time specified by the Committee.
(2) At the request of the Committee, an assessor or an employee of the College, a member shall provide to the Committee,
(a) accurate information about his or her self-assessment, continuing education or professional development activities; and
(b) his or her records described in subsection (1).
Peer and practice assessment remediation
7. (1) Each year, the Committee shall select members to undergo peer and practice assessments in order to assess the members’ knowledge, skills and judgment.
(2) A member shall undergo a peer and practice assessment if,
(a) his or her name is selected at random, including by stratified random sampling;
(b) a request is made under subsection 6 (2), and either,
(i) insufficient information is provided by the member, or
(ii) the member’s records do not demonstrate that the member has engaged in adequate self-assessment, continuing education or professional development activities;
(c) the member has not practised the profession for at least 1,500 hours during the previous three years;
(d) the member is selected on the basis of other criteria specified by the Committee and published on the College’s website at least three months before the member is selected on the basis of those criteria; or
(e) the member is referred for a peer and practice assessment under subsection 7 (2) of Ontario Regulation 401/12 (General) made under the Act.
(3) The Committee shall appoint an assessor to carry out the peer and practice assessment, which may include, but is not limited to, inspecting the member’s records described in subsection 6 (1).
(4) The assessor shall prepare a written report on the member’s peer and practice assessment and shall provide it to the Committee.
(5) The Committee shall provide a copy of the results of the assessment to the member.
(6) If, after considering the assessor’s report and any other information relevant to the assessment, the Committee is of the opinion that the member’s knowledge, skill or judgment is not satisfactory, the Committee shall provide notice to the member of its opinion and the member’s right to make a written submission to the Committee, and the member shall have 30 days to make written submissions to the Committee.
(7) If, after considering any written submissions made by the member, the Committee is still of the opinion that the member’s knowledge, skill or judgment is not satisfactory, the Committee may exercise any of the powers under section 80.2 of the Health Professions Procedural Code.
8. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day section 3 of the Act comes into force and the day this Regulation is filed.
Pris par :
Transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario:
Conseil transitoire de l’Ordre des kinésiologues de l’Ontario :
Brenda JV Kritzer
Date made: December 17, 2012.
Pris le : 17 décembre 2012.