Proposed bylaw amendments regarding the advanced competency for Hearing Instrument Practitioners, who are not also Audiologists, have been filed by the Ministry of Health and are enforced as of April 15, 2013. The approved bylaws are posted under the publications tab under bylaws.
Announcement - Certificate D
2. SUPPORT PERSONNEL
Proposed bylaw amendments for Part 12 - Support Personnel underwent several revisions. The board approved submission dated January 25, 2013 was disallowed by the Ministry of Health on March 28, 2013. The reasons and contingency plan are outlined in the announcement below.
Announcement - Support Personnel
3. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - BOARD ELECTION
Deadline to nominate a colleague to the board of directors is June 3, 2013. If you wish to serve on the board, please ask a colleague to nominate you by completing the Nomination Form and submitting it to the Registrar, along with your written consent. Board members are paid a per diem as outlined in the Remuneration Policy.
2013 - Nomination Form - Board Members
Finance Policy FA-05 - Remuneration
4. BYLAW CHANGES TO ADVANCED CERTIFICATE I
Advanced Competencies – I (Videofluoroscopic Assessment – Adult)
Bylaw amendments were recently approved concerning advanced competency for holders of Certificate I (Adult), now have limited use for children. For more information please read the link below.
Announcement - AC bylaw changes - April 2013
5. AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER GUIDELINES
The Canadian Interorganizational Steering Group (CISG) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Canadian Guidelines on Auditory Processing Disorder in Children and Adults: Assessment and Intervention”. These new guidelines are the result of a collaboration between a number of organizations who have an interest in the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology in Canada, including regulatory bodies, professional associations, and universities. They reflect these organizations’ commitment to providing professionals with tools to assist them in the provision of high quality services to their patient/clients. The guidelines are available in English and French on using the following link:
Canadian Guidelines on Auditory Processing In Children and Adults - English
Canadian Guidelines on Auditory Processing In Children and Adults - French
It is the intent of these new guidelines to assist in clinical practice and decision-making, while accommodating variations in practice settings. Registrants are encouraged to reflect on their individual practice and their typical assessment and intervention procedures as they review the contents of the guidelines. Registrants should be aware of, and comply with, employer and/or agency policies, and any additional related standards.
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