September 2020
Reminder- 2020 renewal
The deadline to renew your registration was August 31, 2020. Any kinesiologists who did not renew by the deadline received a notice of intent to suspend on September 1. If you received a notice of intent to suspend, you must take action on your renewal by 11:59 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, September 30. If you do not, your certificate of registration will be suspended for non-payment of fees. Even if you wish to resign, you must inform the College.
COVID-19 guidance
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The College would like to remind all kinesiologists of the College's COVID-19 guidance. This guidance was developed following the latest public health requirements, and is designed to keep you and your patients/clients safe. As always, if you have questions about COVID-19 and the impacts on practice, email us at info@coko.ca.
COVID-19 IPAC webinar
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This July, Public Health Ontario presented a webinar to regulated health professionals on infection prevention and control (IPAC) in the context of COVID-19. The webinar provides useful reminders and is a must-watch to help you provide safe service to your patients/clients during the pandemic.
The dos and don'ts of providing services virtually
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With the increase in virtual service during the pandemic, the College published a list of dos and don'ts when it comes to providing services virtually. Kinesiologists have certain duties and obligations when providing services virtually, including obtaining informed consent and ensuring invoices reflect that services were provided virtually.
Re-deployment FAQs
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At the beginning of the pandemic, the College received several questions from kinesiologists who were re-deployed to other settings to support efforts to combat COVID-19.

In response, the College developed a draft Practice Guideline- Working Outside Scope of Practice during Health Emergencies. The College received extensive feedback. View the report.

In response, the College revised several parts of the document and moved from a guideline to FAQs. This approach will allow the College to quickly edit or add more information in what is a rapidly evolving situation.

We appreciate all the feedback received and thank everyone for their feedback.
Special election to Council- District 6
This November, kinesiologists in District 6 will elect a kinesiologist to Council. This special election was called due to a recent resignation from Council. The elected kinesiologist will serve from December 2020 to September 2021 and if interested in continuing to serve, will need to complete the nomination process again in May 2021.

If you practise in District 6, you should have received an email inviting you to submit nominations. The nomination deadline is Friday, October 2. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Pestana at ryan.pestana@coko.ca.
Help us develop peer circles
We are pleased to announce a new, voluntary Quality Assurance Program initiative being piloted this fall- peer circles.

Peer circles allow kinesiologists to come together in small, virtual groups to discuss issues relevant to their practice and work through case studies. Peer circles provide an opportunity to learn and develop professional skills with fellow kinesiologists, while growing your professional network. Learn more about peer circles.

We're looking for kinesiologists to become peer circle facilitators and to help develop content for the groups to consider.
Updates to PHIPA
The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) was changed earlier this year. To reflect these changes, the College updated its guide and overview documents on PHIPA. We've highlighted key changes and uploaded the revised documents to our website. Learn more by clicking below.
Highlights from the September Council meeting
Council, the College's board of directors, met on September 14, 2020. Highlights of the meeting are now posted on the College website. Council meets again in early December, and meeting materials will be available online at the end of November.
Update on College operations
Please note that the College continues to operate a virtual office and will do so until further notice. All meetings continue to be conducted virtually. This decision was made to support public health recommendations and to protect the health and well-being of visitors to the office, staff, and Council and committee members.
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