Your largest response ever
In the June issue of The Standard, we asked for your input on proposed changes to the registration regulation. The response was remarkable — almost 1,600 people and groups gave feedback.
“We believe the survey format and electronic distribution were instrumental in making this the most responded to consultation ever,” said Kevin McCarthy, Director, Strategy.
“This is the first time we’ve sought feedback on proposed regulation changes since The Standard became an online magazine. When it was a printed magazine, we included consultation material as an insert in the magazine and asked respondents to send an email to the College.”
Despite the consultation period being 30 days shorter than normal, the College received feedback from 1,022 nurses, 204 applicants, 190 members of the public (an unprecedented public response), 83 educators, 83 other stakeholders (mostly nursing students) and 15 nursing employers. In 2010, when substantive draft changes to the registration regulation and by-laws were circulated, 242 stakeholders provided feedback. In 2000, the last time there were regulatory changes regarding exam writes, only three stakeholders responded.
The College is analyzing this feedback and will submit it to Council for review. Council will use the feedback when making a final decision in the public interest. If Council approves, the regulation changes will be sent to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care for its review and approval.