COTM Survey re: Managing Client Information

Apr 20 2017

Record keeping is the single area about which COTM receives the majority of practice-related questions.  For the past several years, the Practice Issues Committee has been working to prepare a document that will provide members with information that assists members in meeting their practice obligations as required by The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba, addressed in the COTM Code of Ethics and ACOTRO Essential Competencies, and outlined by employer or agency policies and procedures.

Last fall, COTM introduced members to the Public Participation Spectrum as developed by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). It urges those who seek the input of others to be explicit about the commitments made to those who respond.  COTM’s Practice Issues Committee commits to reviewing all responses as it works to finalize the draft document.  COTM is aiming to have the document finalized and approved by Council in late June 2017.

Consistent with the IAP2 Spectrum, COTM is seeking your involvement through Consulting which IAP2 describes with the public participation goal as: To obtain public feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decision.

Following on the language in the Spectrum, COTM’s promise to you as our public is as follows: We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision. (http://iap2canada.ca/page-1020549)For the past several years, the Practice Issues Committee has been working to prepare a document about managing client information that will provide information to assist members in meeting their practice obligations as required by The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba, addressed in the COTM Code of Ethics and ACOTRO Essential Competencies, and outlined by employer or agency policies and procedures. 

COTM is asking members to complete a survey to determine if the information in each section is clear and relevant and consistent with their understanding of their obligations; the links to a draft version of the document and to the COTM survey can be found at the bottom of the following page: https://www.cotm.ca/index.php/quality_practice/practice_guidelines

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