Standard Setting: The Real World

  • 06 Apr 2100
  • Virtual - at your desktop



At the heart of each jurisdiction's regulatory process is a set of standards and competencies a professional must meet, and uphold, in order to maintain their license or registration. Given their central importance, it is critical that these standards are objective, fair and defensible. Drawing on a wealth of examples from both health and non-health regulators and from across a variety of jurisdictions, this CLEAR Call webinar series will provide attendees with examples of best practice in the design, development, and maintenance of standards, approaches to standards setting employed by international certification bodies, and, moving beyond the regulatory world, consider those lessons that could, and should, be learned from the use of standards by other industries.

If you're involved in setting standards in your organization, how do you know you have all the elements of a robust standard-setting process?  This three part series on the complex issue of developing and setting sound and rigorous standards/rules in the field of professional regulation will serve to:


i.) discuss and explore the challenges of developing sound standards

ii.) explore proposed elements connected to sound standard setting

iii.) provide a model found in ISO to compare and contrast elements found in regulatory frameworks, and

iv.) provide successful examples of robust standard/role setting from around the globe


Standard Setting: The Real World
The series begins with presentations from a regulator and a lawyer exploring the challenges and pitfalls involved in standard setting, the steps necessary to develop a strong process, ways to promote acceptance and agreement from the Governing Body, and the appropriate role for consumer input.


Rod Hamilton, Associate Registrar, Policy, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Richard Steinecke, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Barristers & Solicitors

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