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Potential Scam Targeting Speech-Language Pathologists
The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) learned of a potential fraudulent scam targeting speech-language pathologists (SLPs). It has been reported that SLPs in private practice are:
The concern is that this may be a form of fraud in which an individual typically pre-pays for therapy sessions by credit card, then requests a refund before the payment is processed. The credit card payment is then declined, but the SLP has already paid out the requested refund, leaving the SLP out-of-pocket. A similar fraudulent situation has been reported in the United States.
CASLPO is aware that the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) have also received similar concerns from their membership.
CASLPO advises members to be wary of this individual or other attempts to commit fraud. Please report any such attempts to the College and/or as appropriate, the police, insurance providers, colleagues and professional associations.
We thank all those members in Ontario who immediately contacted the College in a pro-active way so that we could take appropriate action.
The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR), of which this College is a member, announced that the National Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Competency Profiles, in both official languages, were approved by the CAASPR Board at their meeting in Edmonton, Alberta on April 29, 2018.
The National Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Competency Profiles are a key component of CAASPR's Centralization and Capacity Building Project, a project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The goal of this ambitious project is to harmonize the registration processes of audiologists and speech-language pathologists across the regulated jurisdictions in Canada to provide standardized outcomes, enhanced public safety, and improved labour mobility.
To access CAASPR's announcement, and to view the National Competency Profiles, please click here.
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Are you an inquisitive, organized, and proactive individual, with experience in the regulatory industry? Are you looking for an opportunity to join a professional organization with which you can grow? Our professional conduct team investigates concerns about members fairly and objectively. Currently, we are looking for our new Manager of Investigations and Hearings.
If you or someone you know has an interest in applying for the position, please click here for additional information.
CASLPO's Online Renewal is now open for your use in the Member Portal! Your CASLPO membership must be renewed before Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm EDT!
To renew, click here! If you need assistance, please refer to the following available resources on our website:
To review the report, click here.
The College has a new set of Officers and a new Executive Committee. In accordance with the By-Laws of the College, the Council holds elections for Officers and the other members of the Executive Committee at its June meeting each year. Any member of Council, whether an elected professional, an academic or a public member, may run for the Executive Committee. All terms are for one year and members may be re-elected. As a result of the election held by Council on June 8, 2018, Bob Kroll was re-elected as President. Mr. Kroll, a Speech-Language Pathologist, represents District 6 (All Ontario). Elected Vice-President (Audiology) is Jennifer Anderson. She represents District 5 (North-East Region). Elected Vice-President (Speech-Language Pathology) is Tina D'Agnillo. Ms. D'Agnillo represents District 3 (South-West Region). These three officers of the College are joined on the Executive Committee by Véronique Vaillancourt (AUD) representing District 1 (Eastern), Ruth Ann Penny (Public Member) and Melanie Moussa-Elaraby (Public Member).
For more information, visit our Elections page
The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) announces an agreement with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) to develop and administer entry-to-practice examinations for the registered professions of audiology (AUD) and speech-language pathology (SLP) in Canada.
The College invites the public and CASLPO members to connect with us on our new Facebook page!
To learn more about the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) “Centralization and Capacity Building Project”, click here for an overview and project deliverables detail.
For more information, visit www.caaspr.ca
If you work in a multi-disciplinary team and are looking for a way to easily compare what is the same and what is different when it comes to record keeping, have a look at the online Inter-Professional Record Keeping Resource.
Get all the information you need in one place. This resource starts with the patient/client record and covers things like electronic records, using personal health information, financial records, record retention, leaving or closing a practice, record destruction and more.