January 2019 Issue

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Blog: Tele-rehabilitation—Another Tool in Your Toolkit 

Tele-rehabilitation is a mode of practice that is gaining popularity with technological advancements. 

What special considerations do PTs need to take into account? Our Practice Advisor breaks it down for you in a new post. 

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Health Benefits Fraud: What it Means for You

Health benefits fraud is a real crime that could have serious consequences for your clinic and your employees, including delisting and criminal charges.

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Practice Advisor Question:

Some patients smell strongly of cigarettes. Can I refuse to treat them?  

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Revised Advertising Standard Coming Feb. 1

The Advertising Standard has been updated and changes come into effect February 1, 2019. What's different? 

PTs are no longer prohibited from including testimonials or links to third party websites in their advertising materials—as long as they're accurate, truthful, verifiable and free of any claims of superiority.

Questions? Contact the Practice Advice team to discuss. Call 1-800-583-5885 ext. 241 or email

Advertising Standard

Updated: 8 Things to Remember About Consent

We've made some updates to the consent page on our website! Take a couple of minutes to check it out because we all know how important consent is, right? 

We've developed a list of 8 things physiotherapists are required to do when obtaining valid, informed consent.

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College Outreach Events—We're Coming to a Community Near You!

Don't miss the opportunity to chat with the College Practice Advisor face-to-face and network with your peers over food and refreshments—be sure to attend one of our upcoming community outreach events.
This is your chance to chat about the rules and standards, ask questions, and receive advice on how to manage tough situations.

Come hungry because the food is on us! See you there.

We'll be visiting: 

  • Hamilton on January 31
  • Ottawa on February 12
  • North York on February 21
  • Richmond Hill on March 13

Plus a lunch-hour webinar on March 19!

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Case of the Month: Float Therapy

What happens when a new work partnership doesn't turn out exactly how you thought it would?

Find out how one PT got themselves out of a sticky situation involving health benefits and their registration number.

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NEW Mandatory Statistics Reporting for HICs—Read On

Did you know Health Information Custodians are now required to report statistics relating to health privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario? 

The online statistics submission website is now open to submit statistics for the 2018 reporting year. Deadline submission is March 1, 2019. 

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Follow Us on Social and Win!

Are you following the College on Facebook and Twitter? We share lots of useful information, interesting news stories and helpful resources. Follow us before February 1 and you could win a $25 gift card.

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What is Cross-Border Physiotherapy?

Did you know that you can apply for a Cross-Border Physiotherapy—Independent Practice Certificate of Registration?

Cross-border physiotherapy helps improve access to care for patients living in remote areas, who may otherwise not be able to access treatment from a qualified PT.

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Myth vs Fact: True or False?

A physiotherapist and a chiropractor can treat the same patient for the same condition. 

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It’s Coming! Annual Renewal Runs February 1 to March 31, 2019

Watch for an email from the College on February 1,
giving you all the information you need to complete this year's annual renewal process.

It's all online and all PTs must renew between February 1 and March 31, 2019.
Complete it right away and get it off your to-do list!

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