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Risk reduction: rethinking recordkeeping for NDs (jurisprudence)

3 Category A - Jurisprudence
Open to: 
NDs, health-care practitioners
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Course description

Are you practicing enough prevention in your own practice? Would your records contain the most important details if your care of a patient were to be scrutinized? With the expansion of power that the naturopathic regulators have, it is important for NDs to become proactive with their recordkeeping and consent discussions with patients to reduce the potential for regulatory and legal risks.

This presentation will provide NDs with an overview of the essentials of defensive record keeping, and how to avoid common recordkeeping pitfalls that may increase your risk of complaints or lawsuits.

In this three-hour presentation, you will learn:

  • the common clinical complaints before regulatory colleges and serious decisions that could be made
  • how to respond professionally to College complaints and investigations
  • essentials of obtaining and documenting informed consent from patients to prevent legal risks
  • how to maintain proactive documentation, and avoid common oversights to prevent risk
  • consent and custody issues specific to children
  • when patient information must be disclosed and what steps to take
  • considerations for telemedicine

Dr. Sylvi Martin, ND - Instructor

Dr. Sylvi Martin is a naturopathic doctor and registered nurse who practices at an integrative health clinic in Toronto, as well as in the field of professional regulation. In 2004 Sylvi began her career in acute care psychiatric nursing at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto, where dealing with high-risk patients and clinical scenarios was a daily occurrence. Since 2009 Sylvi has been practicing in professional regulations, as an Investigator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She has undertaken further training in professional regulation and discipline through Osgoode Hall Law School, and training Alternative Dispute Resolution through the Stitt Feld Handy Group. Sylvi was a professional member of the BDDT-N’s Complaints and Reports Committee, and since 2015 has been a professional member of CONO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee.

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