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March Council Highlights

May 10, 2019

Note: This article was originally published in our Spring 2019 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.

Welcome New Council  Members!

NEW MEMBERS

The College welcomed its newest public member to date, Marianna Kaminska. Ms. Kaminska was appointed on March 7, 2019 and is serving a one-year term and also filling the vacancies on the following Committees: Fitness to Practice, Discipline, and Quality Assurance.

GOVERNANCE 2020

The Executive committee approved support in principle of the legislative changes being proposed to the College of Nurses as part of their Governance Vision 2020 initiative. The Council agrees that the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) has similar goals and has already implemented many of the same strategies. Some of the changes being proposed will be challenging for a smaller College, like the CMO, to meet.  Specifically, the proposal that regulatory health colleges be responsible for bearing the cost of appointing and providing compensation for their own public appointments will be difficult for the College to achieve. The letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care that is being drafted by the Registrar will include these considerations and will be submitted in the coming weeks.

ANNUAL OPERATIONAL PLAN

Council approved the 2019 Annual Operational Plan which sets out specific initiatives to be achieved under the strategic plan. The plan for the revisions to the Registration Regulation involves intensive background and policy research for the 2019 year. Information gathered from this research will inform the changes to the regulation to be proposed in 2020.

NEW REGISTRANTS POLICY

Council approved the revisions to the New Registrant Policy. Find additional detail on page 8.

FEES AND REMUNERATION BY-LAW

The proposed changes to the Fees and Remuneration By-law was approved by Council at the March meeting. To read more and to leave feedback, go to page 7.

GOVERNANCE EDUCATION MODULES

The College’s Governance Education Modules were approved by Council. Read about these modules on page 11.