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College Connection - new issue!

An article on record keeping, 2019 Executive Committee, reporting bites, Learning in Practice and recent policy developments - find it all in the current College Connection!

Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.

2018 Annual Report

The College's 2018 Annual Report discusses the College's priorities and accomplishments throughout the year.

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Legislative Reform Reference Materials

If you are seeking more information on the College's legislative reform activities, you may wish to review the noted reference materials.

Reference Material

Right Touch Regulation, Professional Standards Authority Right Touch Regulation, Professional Standards Authority

The Right Touch Regulation paper sets out the Professional Standards Authority’s refreshed thinking as we explore the role and value of regulation in controlling the risk of harm to the public.

http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/docs/default-source/publications/thought-paper/right-touch-regulation-2015.pdf

Why Change the Veterinarians Act? Why Change the Veterinarians Act?

This article was prepared by Richard Steinecke for College Connection. Mr. Steinecke is an internationally acclaimed lawyer specializing in the regulation of professions.

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Underlying Philosophies and Trends Affecting Professional Regulation, February 2012 Underlying Philosophies and Trends Affecting Professional Regulation, February 2012

In 2011, the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) undertook to explore the foundations of a regulatory philosophy and framework. Once articulated, the framework could assist the organization to set priorities and to rationalize activities and to communicate these to registrants and others.

https://www.crnbc.ca/crnbc/Documents/783_framework.pdf

Consultation has now concluded

The consultation on proposed concepts for the next generation of the Veterinarians Act has ended. Please review "Achieving a Modern Approach to the Regulation of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario" for more information.