In the process of fulfilling its duties to serve and protect the public interest, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), through the Quality Assurance (QA) program, is required to develop, establish and maintain standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing competence among the members. Over the years, CCO has developed several programs including the mandatory Record Keeping Workshop and the original Peer and Practice Assessment (now known as PPA 1.0). To date, these programs have been well-received by CCO members and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Members have greatly appreciated these opportunities to learn and improve their professional practice habits in a proactive, non-punitive manner.
CCO is proud to say that nearly all members have undergone PPA 1.0. This program will continue, implemented by a team of dedicated and skilled peer assessors, assessing new members entering practice for the first time or returning to practice after an absence or as directed by a discipline decision.
Building on the success of PPA 1.0, the QA Committee has been working hard over the past few years developing a new and revised version of the peer and practice assessment, now known as “PPA 2.0”. After field testing, reviewing feedback, revising and reworking drafts of this new program, CCO is ready to launch this valuable learning opportunity to the entire CCO membership!
Similar to PPA 1.0, this new assessment will:
Building on successful elements of PPA 1.0, this assessment process will involve:
Each year a number of CCO members in the general class of registration will be selected to undergo PPA 2.0. Upon receiving the letter from CCO outlining the steps to be taken in this process, materials will be submitted to CCO, processed and sent to the assigned peer assessor. The assessor will take it from there: contacting the member to set up a convenient time to meet and conduct the assessment. Once the assessment is complete, CCO staff, under the direction of the QA committee, will review the report and provide members with a disposition, which will include recommendations for improvements if appropriate.