*** The OPMA supports the Motion approved by the Ontario Legislature on November 27, 2014 requiring the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to develop a "comprehensive and integrated" Lyme Disease Strategy for Ontario. In particular, the OPMA hopes that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will improve the information it makes available to help the public and health care practitioners prevent, identify, diagnose and treat Lyme Disease before the Lyme Season begins in 2015.
CALLING ALL PODIATRISTS
The OPMA is working very hard for all podiatrists in Ontario and for those podiatrists who one day may wish to return to practise full scope podiatry in Ontario. The review by the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council is bringing us closer and closer to success. If you are a DPM practising in Ontario as a podiatrist, or as a chiropodist, or if you are DPM practising outside of Ontario, but may wish one day to return, please join the OPMA TODAY and help us get the job done for you.
For in-province practitioners, join by completing and submitting the following form (click here). Membership Fee $1,667.
For out-of-province practitioners, join by completing and submitting the following form (click here). Membership Fee $50.
IF PODIATRY HAS WORKED FOR YOU, YOU CAN HELP IT WORK BETTER
The Ontario government is considering adopting a podiatry model of foot and ankle care to allow Ontario podiatrists to use all of their training to better serve their patients, as podiatrists can now do in Alberta, British Columbia, Québec, 46 States and the District of Colombia in the United States. The proposal is set out and explained in detail at:
If you have had a positive experience with the podiatrist, we ask you to relate your experiences and support adopting a podiatry model by sending a letter to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council. Its postal address is:
Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St. W, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON. M5S 2S3
Attention: Second Consultation - Chiropody and Podiatry Review
The e-mail address is: HPRACSubmissions@ontario.ca
HPRAC has extended the deadline for submissions to March 31, 2015.
If you have the time to read the full proposal and respond to the Council's questionnaire, you can do so online at: https://questionpro.com/t/AG3RVZR8zU
Hartley Miltchin, DPM, on behalf of The Ontario Podiatric Medical Association appeared on TORONTO’S NUMBER ONE MORNING SHOW, BREAKFAST TELEVISION on CITY TV to promote FOOT HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH in May 2014.