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Council Meeting:
January 14, 2011

Les réunions au Conseil:
Le 14 janvier 2011


CDTO Patient Relations

Frequently Asked Questions About the Patient Relations Program

This section contains some of the more frequently asked questions about the Patient Relations Program. The College welcomes comments, suggestions and questions from members and from the public. Please foward your questions to the College.
Q:  As a dental technologist, I hardly have any contact with patients. Why should I pay attention to the CDTO's Patient Relations Program?
A: In order to comply with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the CDTO is required to develop and maintain a Patient Relations Program. All regulatory health Colleges in Ontario are similarly required to develop patient relations programs.

Since the Council of the CDTO understands that RDTs rarely meet with patients, it has broadened the scope of the program to include measures that enhance the relation of dental technologists with not only patients, but also clients and co-workers. For more information, refer to the Patient Relations Program.

Q:  What is mandatory reporting?
A: According to s. 85.1 (1), 85.2 (1) and 85.3 of the Health Professions Procedural Code of the Regulated Health Professions Act, a member or an employer (where one or more members practice) must file a report if there are reasonable grounds to believe that another member of the same or a different College has sexually abused a patient. The report must be submitted in writing within 30 days. A person found guilty of contravening these sections is liable to a fine of not more than $25,000.