Let's Talk Privacy with Kate Dewhirst (April 27, 2023)

Health lawyer and privacy expert Kate Dewhirst joins the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the College of Midwives of Ontario to chat about privacy requirements and considerations for regulated health professionals.

In this webinar, Kate discusses the circle of care and working with Ontario Health Teams, privacy and the use of social media, the role of a Health Information Custodian, sharing information with families and disputes between caregivers about privacy, and more.

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All Things Privacy with Kate Dewhirst: Information for Regulated Health Professionals 

The Colleges of Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Registered Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists welcome health lawyer and health privacy expert Kate Dewhirst to explore Ontario’s health privacy laws and the responsibilities of regulated health professionals. 

In this webinar, Kate discusses upcoming changes to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), how to prevent and address privacy breaches, the responsibilities of the Health Information Custodian, and answers top privacy questions.

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COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control for Regulated Health Professionals

The Colleges of Kinesiologists, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists have partnered for a new webinar. This webinar focuses on infection prevention and control (IPAC) principles and IPAC in the context of COVID-19. Two representatives from Public Health Ontario lead the presentation and answered some frequently asked questions.

The following materials from the webinar are also available: 

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Everything You Need to Know About the Rules

On March 10, 2020, Senior Physiotherapist Advisor, Fiona Campbell, PT and Registrar, Rod Hamilton shared trends the College is seeing, discussed the rules and standards and answered questions.

The webinar provided practical advice, answers to your questions on best practices, and shared examples where other people have gone wrong to help you avoid those same pitfalls.

Have questions? Call the Practice Advisors at 1-800-583-5885 (extension 241)
or email advice@collegept.org

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Business Practices:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The College has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to inappropriate business practices and insurance providers are keeping a watchful eye on practitioners and clinics. Whether you’re a physiotherapist, clinic owner, gym owner or another health professional, the best way to protect yourself is to ensure that you’re following good business practices – one hundred percent of the time. 

On February 20, 2020, Fiona Campbell, Practice Advisor, Allan Mak, Investigations Manager and Richelle Feddema, an insurance industry representative and chair of a health care anti-fraud working group – shared real-life examples to highlight where people have gone wrong, chat about the investigations process and shared tips and tools to help you avoid common mistakes.  

  • What does it mean to be delisted? 
  • What is the impossible day? 
  • What are some red flags for insurance providers?
  • How can you recognize and correct billing errors?

Business Practices: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

We sincerely apologize for the technical issues experienced during the webinar. The archived webinar is now available.

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In Harm’s Way—Strategies to Support Patients Dealing with Mental Health Issues 

What should you do when a patient discloses that they have been abused or is experiencing suicidal thoughts or is struggling with their mental health? It is a situation more and more physiotherapists find themselves in. 

We know patients trust their physiotherapists and often share personal details about their lives. We also know that this kind of health care does not fall within a PT’s scope of practice, but you need to support your patients to get the help they need. 

On Thursday, April 25 from noon until 1 pm we heard from a panel of experts—psychiatrist Dr. Mary Preisman, suicide interventionist Yvonne Bergmans and College Senior Physiotherapist Advisor, Fiona Campbell—who provided practical strategies, shared helpful support and answered your questions. 
Resources: Strategies to Support Patients at Risk

Questions for the Practice Advisor?
1-800-583-5885 ext. 241

Thanks to everyone who joined our webinar. We apologize for the technical difficulties with the audio. (You may fast forward to 13:45 to skip the audio issues).

If you have additional questions please call our Practice Advice team at 1-800-583-5885 ext. 241.


Best Practices in Infection Prevention—What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Patients

The College partnered with Public Health Ontario on November 22, 2018 at noon to present a free webinar covering best practices in infection prevention specific to physiotherapists.

The College Practice Advisor and a panel of experts held a discussion about the Infection Control and Equipment Maintenance Standard and what’s new and changing regarding infection control for PTs.

Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted questions during the webinar. Scroll down for a list of FAQs regarding best practices in infection prevention.

FAQs: Infection Control
Infection Control and Equipment Maintenance Standard
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