Making QA work for you

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are mindful of the ongoing challenges you face. That’s why we are introducing a new Quality Assurance (QA) Program that focuses on self-assessment activities to support your ongoing professional development. Even in uncertain times, it is critical that you continue to keep your knowledge, skill and judgment up-to-date.

QA is an ongoing process that is fundamental to safe, quality care. Our goal is to offer a QA program that enables continuous learning. Here’s what’s changing in 2021 ... 

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Changes to MAID

Recent changes to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) may affect your practice. On March 17, 2021, the federal government passed Bill C-7 to amend the Criminal Code to expand eligibility for MAID. The key changes of the bill are to the eligibility criteria, witness requirements, safeguards, advanced consent, and monitoring and reporting requirements.


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CNO measures up: New reporting tool

How well are Ontario’s regulatory health colleges protecting the public? This is the question the Ministry of Health asked CNO and the rest of the province’s health professional regulators to answer by using a new tool it developed. Called the College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF), the tool measures the outcomes that a college is expected to achieve as an excellent regulator ... 


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16 new nurses fill committee positions

This year, despite the challenges many nurses are facing with the pandemic, 65 nurses expressed an interest in participating in CNO’s statutory committees. Thanks to this great response, we were able to fill all the vacancies — a total of 16 positions across various committees. 


Each year, CNO’s Council appoints RPNs, RNs and NPs to committees. Statutory committees, such as Discipline; Fitness to Practise; Inquiries, Complaints and Reports; Quality Assurance; and Registration, are critical to CNO’s purpose of protecting the public by promoting safe nursing practice. Nurses and public members on committees collaborate to make key decisions that affect patient safety, such as whether a person is qualified to practice nursing in Ontario.



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