Reform of CDHO Quality Assurance Program

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We, the RDH of Ontario, call for a transparent and comprehensive review of the present CDHO Quality Assurance Program in 2020. This review requires an independent panel comprised of Ontario RDH registrants who work every day in clinics to work alongside the CDHO administration and the revisions and conclusions of the panel must be shared with all registrants as the review proceeds.

The present QA program was created from guidelines as directed by the Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O., 1991 and the Dental Hygiene Act., 1991 but since its' inception there have been growing concerns regarding bias, inconsistent review, assessor competence and registrant hardship both financial and professional. Many registrants turn to secondary sources to successfully pass a portfolio review and consult a lawyer throughout their submission. 
The suggestion would be that the present CDHO QA program does not create an accurate method by which professional competency is measured, that the assessment tools are not balanced, accurate or fairly metered and that the public is not protected from a registrant who may not be competent. Indeed serious concerns held in these signatures.