RNAO is accepting applications from health-care organizations and academic institutions to act as a host site for either a Best Practice Champions workshop or Addressing Substance Use Champions workshop between May 2019 and January 2020.

    The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Council has approved draft regulations for psychotherapy and for RN prescribing.

    The draft regulation for psychotherapy contains proposed changes under the Nursing Act, 1991 to identify that a RN may perform the controlled act of psychotherapy. RNAO and its interest groups have long advocated for RNs to continue to initiate and perform psychotherapy when it was proclaimed a controlled act.

    When it comes to spending on health and health care, Ontario falls short of what’s needed to meet people’s care needs.

    According to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2018, a new report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) on Nov. 20, Ontario ranks last in provincial per capita health spending at $4,064 per person. That’s lower than the rest of Canada where the figure is $4,594.