The Giving and Receiving of a Delegation

The debate has raged for eons…is it better to give than to receive? When it comes to the principles behind delegation of a controlled act, you’ll have to be the judge of which you prefer.

There are many reasons in any health care practise why an ND might need or want to delegate the performance of a controlled act. The reasons why an ND might want to receive a delegation from another regulated health care practitioner are just as plentiful.

Numerous rules govern both giving a delegation and receiving a delegation. Gaining a full understanding of the proper application of those rules will ensure that both your patient’s safety and that of the health care providers involved is assured.

In this session you will learn:

  • The requirements necessary to give a delegation to another person and to receive a delegation from another health care practitioner.
  • The steps to be taken when the delegation is provided.
  • The importance of documenting and monitoring the delegation.
  • When a delegation cannot be given or received by an ND.
  • When a referral is in play rather than a delegation.

Patient safety is of the highest priority, however, so too are the steps that should be taken to protect the health care providers involved in a delegation.

Session Details

Date: Friday April 26, 2024
Time: 12:30PM – 1:30PM EDT
CEs: 1 Category A (Jurisprudence)
Format: Live Webinar
Cost:  Free
Advance Registration: Required – Click Here
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Dr. Onkar Singh, ND

Dr. Onkar Singh, ND has been in clinical practice for the past 22 years. He has also been a clinical supervisor at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic for the past 19 years. Dr. Onkar Singh, ND is an active volunteer with the College in a number of capacities, including an IVIT Premises Inspector, a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a Presenter for the Regulatory Education Program.

His areas of interest are mental health and pain management. Onkar is also a well-known and accomplished vocalist/musician of Indian Classical music.

Dr. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Retired)  Manager, Professional Practice

Dr. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Retired) serves as the College’s Manager of Professional Practice, providing guidance to registrants, stakeholders and the public on the regulations and standards of the profession, and overseeing the Inspection Program and the Peer and Practice Program. Prior to working with the College, Mary-Ellen served on the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy and the Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Mary-Ellen graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 1994. As a naturopath, she has worked in her own clinic, taught at the CCNM and supervised fourth-year interns in clinic. Before her naturopathic career, Mary-Ellen received a B.Sc. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Western Ontario and worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

About the Regulatory Education Program

The Regulatory Education Program provides Registrants as well as members of the public access to free virtual educational programming that is focused directly on key regulatory concepts and rules. It is intended to allow Registrants and the public to learn more about the regulatory framework which governs NDs in Ontario and to help NDs not only comply, but to avoid potential issues that present a risk of harm to the public.

Unable to Attend?

All Regulatory Education Program events will be made available for streaming within 30 days of the event delivery. Check the College’s website for more details.