Quality Assurance Program
A Quality Assurance (QA) Program under the Regulated Health Professional Act, 1991 (RHPA) is designed to enhance the practice of all members of the profession by non-punitive means. The RHPA, Procedural Code, s. 1(1) defines “quality assurance program” as “a program to assure the quality of the practice of the profession and to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members.”
The CHO QA program is focused on helping registrants improve their practice and ensure that the varying laws and regulations, practice standards and guidelines impacting the profession of homeopathy are implemented in a consistent and appropriate manner. The QA programs in intended to be instructional, not punitive.
Each registrant must participate on an ongoing basis in the College’s Quality Assurance (QA) program. The requirements, listed below, are mandated by RHPA, and the College’s Quality Assurance Regulation (O. Reg. 32/13).
The CHO QA program includes:
Conducting a self-assessment of one’s competencies (this is a documented self-reflection activity),
Completing a learning plan, and
Participating in a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education and professional development each year.
Additionally, each registrant may undergo a Peer and Practice Assessment (PPA) with a QA Assessor assigned by the College. PPA is intended to ensure registrants are continuing to maintain their professional knowledge, skill and judgment and to provide registrants with specific guidance to address any deficiencies noted.
One step in administering the program requires all registrants to complete a statutory declaration as part of their annual registration renewal with the CHO. Through this declaration, registrants confirm that they understand the requirements of the QAP and their responsibility to participate in the program. This declaration is part of the online renewal process and must be completed online at the time of renewal, but the declaration may also be done in paper form, signed and mailed to the College. Please print clearly.
Regulation Matters: The CHO's Quality Assurance Newsletter
Call for Peer Mentors: Application Package
Watch for more Quality Assurance resources over the coming weeks.