New Policy – MOC – Accreditation – Effective August 21, 2018 (Click Here)
The OOM Council approved the approved the Policy on the Accreditation of Continuing Education Activities and Guidelines for Registrants and Providers who are applying for the accreditation of an educational activity . Both the policy and the application procedure are consistent With the current NACOR policy and procedure for accreditation of educational events as well as the policies and procedures of other provinces which are currently accrediting educational activities.
To date the OOM has relied primarily on NACOR to determine whether an educational event should be accredited and the number and type of credits that should be assigned to it and applicants may continue to submit their applications to NACOR if they wish to do so and if they wish their activity to be accredited so opticians in other provinces may receive credits for completing it . The adoption of the new policy by the OOM will however allow applicants to apply directly to the OOM if they wish to do so and will enable the OOM to accredit educational activities for Manitoba without having to first submit the for accreditation by NACOR.
Guidelines for Registrants and Providers Who Are Applying For The Accreditation of An Educational Activity – August 2018 (Click Here)
You may have already seen the TV Commercial which has recently been released by the Manitoba Alliance of Regulated Health Professions which includes opticians. There is also a website www.mahrc.net
which provides clear navigation with easy-to-understand content, written for all Manitobans. The site features a list of alhealth regulators in the province as well as other useful information, such as the Regulated Health Professions Act .
If you have not as yet seen the TV Commercial , you can view it at http://vimeo.com/116557509. The commercial was produced to appeal to adult Manitobans and will run on stations throughout the province including spots during a Winnipeg Jets game, the Grammys and other key events like evening news programs.
A print ad also appears in the Jan/Feb issue of Wave Magazine, produced by the Winnipeg Free Press in partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority the U of M Faculty of Medicine. The magazine is distributed to 35,000 homes in Winnipeg and 5,000 copies are distributed to clinics, hospitals and other health-care offices.
PEARL Award 2014 : Given to The Opticians of Manitoba
The MPLAN PEARL Award is given for the Pursuit of Excellence in the Assessment
and Recognition of prior Learning