The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario has invited all Council members, the College leadership, and external consultants to participate in a Strategic Planning session on March 7, 2016.
The overarching aim was to:
Establish strategic priorities and corresponding timelines & activities over the next 2 years’.
The group made strategic decisions about future priorities based on four criteria:
Required for public protection (to increase safety; reduce risk)
Must-have requirements for regulatory compliance or operations
Evidence of need – addresses critical issue or trends that affects safe, effective and ethical practice by registrants
Enables efficiency and effectiveness of the futures operations and activities
The College establishes four strategic directions and key activities for each, and recognizes eight organizational values that would help the College deliver on its mandate:
To regulate the profession in the publics’ interest.
Ensuring practitioners meet the entry-to-practice requirements and are competent to deliver safe, effective and ethical care.
Oversee the completion of the PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) process to assess if practitioners in the Grandparented class meet the entry-to-practice competencies to move to the General Class and to maximized the number of assessments completed by April 1, 2018
Confirm and communicate English proficiency expectations
Confirm work plan activities for implementing the Quality Assurance program
Initially focus Quality Assurance activities on meeting the record keeping standard of practice.