Council Meeting Highlights – March 23, 2022

Council Meeting Highlights – March 23, 2022

Council met in a hybrid environment on March 23, 2022 and approved several key items that have important implications eyecare in Ontario, and governance for Council.

Evaluating Access to Eyecare in Ontario
Council approved the motion for the Clinical Practice Panel to begin steps on how best to conduct an environmental scan to evaluate access to eyecare across Canada and the United States, to investigate the reasons for a level 4 referral , and how Ontario optometrists can help improve wait times.

*Health Quality Ontario deems a level 4 referral for eye surgery as a patient who has “minimal risk of disease progression impacting morbidity/mortality”

Governance Updates
Council approved several items that clarify roles and responsibilities of committees, and committee chairs. Council also approved the motion to make a by-law change that will ensure effective management of Council and committees in the event of a dispute, while also creating space for less expensive and time-consuming mediation.

Quality Assurance Subcommittee
Council approved the motion to dissolve the Quality Assurance Subcommittee.

College Performance Measurement Framework
Council approved the College’s CPMF 2021 Report, which can be found here.

The next Council meeting will be held on June 24, 2022. Council meetings are open to the public. Please contact Jaslin Facey for more information.