By: Maureen Hussey, RO, RCLP
This article appeared in issue 76 of the Eighth Line Newsletter, and has been edited for easier viewing on the web. Some of the information in this article may be out of date. Refer to our current static website pages for correct information.
For years various people have tried to tie the request for an increase in scope of practice with deregulation. This threat has been used for the last ten years to no end. There is an international trend towards a decrease in self regulation. We fear that way of doing things, perhaps because we do not understand how we can fit into it. The struggle to maintain our system is a careful balance between public safety and consumers’ choice. Neither of these pieces has anything to do with scope of practice.