Reports and Submissions

Auditor General Report

Chapter 3 (s. 3.01) of the 2009 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General highlighted some concerns regarding the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) and specifically mentioned Respiratory Therapists working in the home care sector. The CRTO submitted a response to the report and has subsequently received a reply from the Auditor General.

Health Professions Database Reports

Each year during membership renewal, the CRTO gathers a significant amount of data for statistical purposes. Much of that is required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for the purposes ofHealth Human Resource planning. The MOHLTC has recently released theHealth Professions DatabaseStat Book for 2011,profiling nearly 25 different professions in Ontario. The information covers a range of topics ranging from the average age of health professionals in each profession togender distribution and even to ability to provide services in French. It’s an interesting read for anyone practicing in an interprofessional environment and provides insight into the current state of our own profession.

2011 Stat Book (The Respiratory Therapy section begins on page 109.)

Office of the Fairness Commissioner Reports

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) assesses the registration practices of certain regulated professions and trades to make sure they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone applying to practice their profession in Ontario.

The OFC requires the bodies that regulate the professions and trades to review their own registration processes, submit reports about them and implement the commissioner’s recommendations for improvement.

As part of this obligation to the OFC the CRTO submits an annual report. Below are copies of the submitted reports.