On November 19, 2018, the Government of Alberta’s Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients received Royal Assent. The Bill sets our several amendments to the Health Professions Act. The changes affect all regulated health professionals in Alberta, and the stakes are high.
This webinar will include:
Background leading up to development of Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients
Key provisions in Bill 21 that are relevant for physiotherapists
Definitions/understanding of sexual abuse/sexual misconduct
Mandatory penalties, including publication
Mandatory reporting requirements
College’s requirement to develop Patient Relations Program
Review of Standard of Practice on definition of a “patient”
Key tips to avoid complaints relating to sexual abuse or sexual misconduct
Katrina Haymond is a partner at Field Law. Katrina’s primary area of practice is administrative law, with an emphasis on professional regulation, policing, privacy and labour.
Katrina serves as outside general counsel to professional regulatory organizations in Alberta providing advice on issues such as registration, continuing competence, unauthorized practice, and legislative drafting. Katrina regularly acts in a prosecutorial role on behalf of regulatory organizations and acts as independent legal counsel (ILC) to several tribunals. Katrina frequently represents clients in proceedings before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.
She is a regular organizer and presenter at numerous seminars and workshops for professional regulatory organizations on topics such as the discipline process, registration issues and privacy.
In addition, Katrina advises professional regulatory organizations, public bodies, and businesses with respect to privacy issues, assisting clients to navigate their obligations under various privacy statutes. Katrina has also acted as counsel in numerous Inquiries conducted by Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Katrina served as the leader of Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group from 2008-2014, and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2014-2017.