Changing Perspectives on Record Keeping

In many previous Regulatory Education Program (REP) sessions, patient records have been identified as a critical component to reducing risk to patients and to practitioners. The importance of maintaining and securing patient records cannot be understated.

The August session of the Regulatory Education Program aims to further solidify the perspective for registrants – that maintaining records is a high priority item and not an afterthought. In addition to considering the regulatory requirements for maintaining good patient records, this session will draw upon how record keeping has been highlighted in so many other REP sessions including: Sexual abuse, Telepractice, consent, scope of practice, mandatory reporting, complaints and delegation.

You will learn about the diverse elements of the patient record, including appointment records, financial records, patient charts, electronic records vs. manual records, requirements for patient records as set out in the Standard of Practice, and much more.

Register today and secure your spot to participate in the upcoming event!

Session Details

Date: Monday August 12, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CEs: 1 Category A (Jurisprudence)
Format: Live Webinar
Cost:  Free
Advance Registration: Required – Click Here


Dr. Kim Bretz, ND

Dr. Kim Bretz, ND is a naturopathic doctor working and living in the Waterloo Region. She is a speaker, consultant and adjunct faculty at the University of Waterloo, Pharmacy.

She is a passionate international public speaker, having presented to multiple corporations and agencies, and is a guest lecturer for Canadian universities in the areas of health promotion, function foods and natural health care products. She also runs continuing education for healthcare professionals in the area of the microbiota, strain specific probiotics and gastrointestinal health. For 6 years, Kim was part of the Human Nature Network, a nationally syndicated radio program through CHUM radio, speaking in the areas of women’s health

She is an ardent supporter of education and interprofessionalism. Kim taught gastrointestinal physiology and endocrinology at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She teaches a course in Complementary and Alternative Medicine focusing on interprofessionalism at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo, and has worked with the PIPER program out of McMaster (Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research).  She has also been involved in the role of clinical lead in a research trial through the University of Guelph with the Spagnuolo Research Lab.

Natalia Vasilyeva, Manager, Professional Conduct

Natalia Vasilyeva is the Manager of Professional Conduct, a position she assumed April 2017, having been the Complaints and Discipline Coordinator with the College since 2014. In her role, Natalia provides support to both the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee and supports the Discipline Committee in the planning and execution of hearings

Prior to joining the College, Natalia had provided similar support for complaints and discipline at the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy, the regulator for naturopaths prior to the formation of the College. She has previously worked as both a teacher and project manager for the Moscow School Board.

Natalia is a graduate of the Buryat State University in Ulan-Ude, Russia where she attained an equivalent to her master’s degree in teaching and linguistics. In her spare time, she enjoys reading classic literature, mystery novels, and traveling with her family.

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.

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