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ontario regulation 142/10

made under the

Medical laboratory technology act, 1991

Made: January 21, 2010
Approved: April 21, 2010
Filed: April 22, 2010
Published on e-Laws: April 23, 2010
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 8, 2010

Amending O. Reg. 207/94

(General)

1. Part IV of Ontario Regulation 207/94 is revoked and the following substituted:

PART IV
QUALITY ASSURANCE

General

13. (1) In this Part,

“assessor” means an assessor appointed by the Committee under section 81 of the Health Professions Procedural Code for the purposes of a quality assurance program;

“Committee” means the Quality Assurance Committee.

(2) This Part applies only to members who hold a practising certificate of registration.

14. (1) The Committee shall administer the quality assurance program, which shall include,

(a) continuing education or professional development designed to,

(i) promote continuing competence and continuing quality improvement among the members,

(ii) address changes in practice environments, and

(iii) incorporate standards of practice, advances in technology, changes made to entry to practise competencies and other relevant issues in the discretion of the Council;

(b) self, peer and practice assessments; and

(c) a mechanism for the College to monitor members’ participation in, and compliance with, the quality assurance program.

(2) The quality assurance program shall include the following components:

1. Professional portfolio.

2. Practice review.

3. Competence evaluation.

Professional Portfolio

15. (1) A member shall complete a self-assessment provided by the Committee annually or at such other times as the Committee considers necessary.

(2) Every member shall maintain a professional portfolio, consisting of his or her most recently completed self-assessment, a career summary and a record of the continuing education and professional activities carried out by the member in accordance with guidelines approved by the Committee.

(3) On request, the member shall submit the professional portfolio to the Committee within 30 days of the request.

Practice Review

16. (1) The purpose of a practice review is to provide an objective audit of a member’s practice in relation to the standards of practice of the profession.

(2) Each year the College shall select at random the names of members required to undergo a practice review.

(3) A member shall undergo a practice review if his or her name is selected at random and may be required to undergo a practice review based on criteria approved by the Committee.

Competence Evaluation

17. (1) The purpose of the competence evaluation is to evaluate the member’s knowledge, skill and judgment in relation to the standards of practice of the profession.

(2) The Committee may require a member to participate in a competence evaluation if the Committee is of the opinion, based on a review of his or her professional portfolio, the results of a practice review or any other relevant written information, that the member’s knowledge, skill and judgment are unsatisfactory.

(3) A competence evaluation shall reflect the member’s type of practice and may include requiring the member,

(a) to answer, orally or in writing, questions that relate to the member’s type of practice;

(b) to undergo a practical evaluation of his or her abilities in the specialties in which the member is registered to practise;

(c) to solve simulated problems or case studies that relate to the member’s type of practice.

(4) The competence evaluation shall be carried out by an assessor.

(5) When the member has completed the competence evaluation, the assessor shall give the Committee a written report of the evaluation.

(6) The Committee shall provide the member with a copy of the assessor’s report along with any quality assurance information submitted to it respecting the member that is relevant to the competence evaluation, along with notice of the member’s right to submit a written response to the Committee within 30 days after receiving the notice.

(7) A member may make submissions to the Committee, in writing, in response to the assessor’s report within at least 30 days after receiving the notice given under subsection (6).

(8) The receipt of a notice under this section shall be determined in accordance with the notice provisions in section 39 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

(9) After considering the assessor’s report and any submissions made by the member, the Committee may take no further action or it may exercise one or more of the powers provided to the Committee under section 80.2 of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

Made by:

The Council of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario:

Anna Robinson

President

Kathy Wilkie

Registrar and Executive Director

Date made: January 21, 2010.