Support from regulatory colleges and their commitment to reviewing and adjusting their policies to address and encourage and interdisciplinary approach will be key. Tools have been sought that address skills, competencies, scopes of practice and the transfer of roles, responsibilities, competencies among health disciplines.
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Achieving Public Protection Through Collaborative Self-Regulation—Reflections for a New Paradigm
The Conference Board of Canada (April 2007)
This report examines the regulatory barriers and facilitators to collaborative patient-centred practice. It does this by reviewing the provincial/territorial and national legislation and regulation related to health professionals in Canada and identifying international regulatory trends. The content builds on information gathered during a twoday workshop that brought together regulators from different jurisdictions and professions with the objectives of identifying key issues in regulation and inviting their views on the future of health professional regulation in this country.
The Collaboration Toolkit is now available for your reading pleasure. This toolkit contains our last research report—Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care: Finding the Answers—and a vast warehouse containing tools that have been designed across the country to support interdisciplinary practices. The Collaboration Toolkit offers practical tips and tools such as checklists, vision and policy statements, floor plans, transfer of function agreements, and many others. It is a must-read for anyone considering—or involved in—interdisciplinary care.