NSDA Newsletter - December 2020
Executive Manager's Update
As COVID has no doubt impacted your practice, it has also impacted NSDA. Staff are working from home and meetings are held virtually. Amanda Connors, NSDA's practice advisor/registration coordinator, continues to be available to meet with you to answer your registration and practice questions, and to support you as you complete the Continuing Competency Program's (CCP) learning log. A succession plan is in place should staff become ill and be unable to perform critical tasks (e.g. processing applications, coordination of renewal, finances). Thank you to Deborah Everett, who has had training to take on staff's role should staff become ill.
In January, NSDA will launch a new new registration platform. The e-learning module will be accessed from your online account and it is a more user-friendly platform. You will be able to access your current and past years' learning logs on this new platform. The new platform creates many efficiencies for staff. It houses a mail-out system, a tool for an electronic election, an event planner, and a confidential information management system for complaints. It has increased capacity for document storage, and NSDA will gradually have all hard copies of registration documents stored electronically. The platform automatically generates a current listing of registrants that is posted on the website for the public to access.
In the spring, the Fair Registration Practices Office conducted its Progress Review. This is undertaken in collaboration with the province’s Fair Registration Practices Act Review Officer. Every two years, we review our registration practices, report on our action plan to improve registration practices, and file a report on the results. NSDA's registration processes are compliant with the requirements set out in the Fair Registration Practices Act. Click HERE to view the report.
Wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season,
Jennifer Hemeon. PDt, MScAHN