Patient Relations Committee Policy – August 2020 (Please see the Funding for Therapy Application Form)
The following policy has been established by the Patient Relations Committee (PRC) to provide guidance with respect to the administration of funding for therapy and counselling for patients who were sexually abused by an Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist registered with CASLPO.
A patient is eligible for funding for therapy and counselling when:
A patient’s eligibility does not constitute a finding of guilt against an Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist. Further, the provision of funding will not be considered by any other committee of the College dealing with the Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist.
A patient who is eligible for funding may choose any therapist or counsellor, subject to the following requirements:
Funding will depend upon the specific circumstances of each application, to a limit of 200 half-hour sessions of individual out-patient psychotherapy paid by OHIP (approximately $16,060). If some costs for therapy and counselling are paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or by a private insurer, the College funding will be reduced by that amount.
Funding may be provided for up to five (5) years from the date written notice is provided to the patient that the PRC has approved the application.
Funding will cease in the following circumstances:
Patients can apply for funding by submitting the application to the PRC:
Patient Relations Committee
c/o Registrar of College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist of Ontario
3080 Yonge Street, Suite 5060
Toronto ON M4N 3N1