December 2018 Issue

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Practice Assessment Update

Changes are coming and we wanted to keep you informed. We'll be introducing a new practice assessment process in April 2019. 

The portfolio is no longer a requirement, but your obligation to participate in continuing professional development hasn't changed. More information will be made available in the coming months, so stay tuned!

New Program Highlights

Infection Control Webinar: Watch Now & FAQs

The College partnered with Public Health Ontario to present a free webinar covering best practices in infection prevention specific to physiotherapists last month.
Thanks to everyone who sent in questions and participated in the discussion about the Infection Control and Equipment Maintenance Standard and what's new and changing when it comes to infection control for PTs. We have answered as many as we could, and you can find them alongside the webinar. 
If you missed the webinar be sure to watch the archived version as it contains TONS of useful information and answers numerous questions that were sent in by your fellow PTs. 

Webinar & FAQs

Upcoming Events: Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill

New Year, new community events! Don't miss the opportunity to chat with the College Practice Advisor face-to-face and network with your peers over food and refreshments.

This is your chance to chat about the rules and standards, ask questions, and receive advice on how to manage tough situations.

We'll be visiting: 
  • Mississauga on January 17
  • North York on February 21
  • Richmond Hill on March 13... and more! 
Come hungry because the food is on us! See you there. 

Register Now

Blog: Important Privacy Updates

Practice is evolving with technological advancements and many physiotherapists are looking toward mobile devices and apps to maximize efficiency and enhance the patient experience.

But, how does this impact privacy? Read the latest blog by Fiona Campbell, Senior Physiotherapist Advisor, for more information.

Read Blog Post

Practice Advisor Question: Email Communication

Question: What are the obligations of the Health Information Custodian (HIC) when a patient file is lost or stolen?

Get the Answer

Myth vs Fact: Registration Number

A physiotherapist is solely responsible for how their registration number is used for billing. 

Is this a myth or a fact?

Find Out Here

Auditing Billing Records - New Sample Documents

Have questions about auditing your billing records in accordance with the Fees, Billing and Accounts Standard? We've created a couple samples that will help! Be sure to check out the example of a written billing review process and the example of an audited billing record.

Review the Samples

Case of the Month: There is Such a Thing as Too Friendly

So you make a conscious effort to be friendly with your patient but things start to go wrong. 
It all seems innocent enough but before you know it you're texting frequently and they ask you to come over to their house to help them out with a personal favour.  
Find out what happens when a PT is too friendly in a new Case of the Month. Consent, boundaries, fees and billing - this one has it all!
The Case

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