Our Letter re: CRPO's Proposal to Post Late-Payment Fees on the Public Register
We want to update you on ongoing advocacy concerning the CRPO by-law proposal: To post Registrant suspensions for late payment of fees on the Public Register.
At first, the proposal sought to leave registrant late-fee information on the register indefinitely. The CRPO modifications to this proposal seek to post this information for a year. This by-law was submitted for public consultation in the spring of 2019.
Claire Watson, Past President (OSRP), submitted a preliminary response letter in May 2019 on behalf of the OSRP and the Partnership of Registered Psychotherapist Associations (PRPA). Although the CRPO took the initial feedback into consideration when making their first round of modifications, the OSRP and the PRPA do not think the modifications go far enough, especially concerning late-fee information remaining on the Public Register for a year.
On December 4, 2019, Claire submitted a follow-up letter addressing concerns about the by-law modifications that the CRPO made in response to the first letter.
This important piece of advocacy is something we can now continue to pursue at the OSRP thanks to the advent of the Advocacy Committee, of which Claire has become chair. She is also continuing to provide guidance as the new Past President. As a founding and well-respected member of the PRPA (representing 5,500 RPs in Ontario), Claire is also OSRP’s current designated voting member at the PRPA table, as well as Chair of the CRPO Working Group. In these roles, Claire will continue to apply her knowledge and experience to important advocacy work on behalf of the OSRP. Her positions also place the OSRP firmly as a leader at the PRPA table. In addition, we have other smart, active members on our committees who are working on a host of advocacy issues.
But we continue to need more members to weigh with their thoughts, ideas, and efforts, both on our listserv (click here to join) and on the CRPO Public Consultation website. We take your feedback seriously and use it to inform the work we do on your behalf.
A major theme we are considering in our advocacy work is this: When does public protection interfere with public access?
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