Optician Code Of Ethics Case Study

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The College of Opticians of Ontario (COO) regulates the practice of Optician in the public interest. “The COO is dedicated to supporting opticians in their delivery of high quality, safe and ethical care to the public of Ontario. One of the ways of ensuring these high standards of care is by establishing standards, guidelines, policies for opticians”.(Public Section." The College of Opticians of Ontario. Web. 27 Nov. 2014.). Some of which are; Standards of practice for Ontario opticians, The Code of Ethics, Standard of Practice Refraction, and The Student/Intern Supervision Policy. Standards of practice for Ontario opticians states guidelines on how a licensed optician should conduct their practice in Ontario. The Code of Ethics states on how…show more content…
By following “the profession's ethical principles, the Code of Ethics promotes accountability by Opticians and assists in gaining the public's trust in this profession”( Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians Code of Ethics."Http://www.nscdo.ca/my_folders/PDF_REsource_Room/Code_of_Ethics.pdf. Web. 27 Nov. 2014.).The Code of Ethics is what guides Licensed to Opticians to place the integrity of the profession and the interests in the healthcare industry. In the Code of Ethics the Licensed Opticians must Keep the patient's welfare of the highest concern in all decision-making, strive to increase the competence and prestige of their profession, and inform the public about the duty of care and ethical responsibility they can expect from a Licensed Optician. Opticians shall provide safe, competent and ethical care that allows them to fulfill their ethical and professional obligations to their clients, Opticians shall carry out their practice with integrity, and Opticians must practice within their own level of competence and scope of…show more content…
The Minister requested that the college maintain this bans until a Standard of Practice on refraction was developed collaboratively with the college of Optometrists and the college of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The college of Opticians firmly believes that it is in the best interest in the public that Opticians who have been formally trained in theory and methods of refraction should be permitted to offer such a service to the residents of Ontario. This Standard of practicing allows Opticians who are certified to do the former, while restricting their performance of the latter to situations that conform with all respect forth controlled act provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act . It is important to understand that Opticians may not begin to refract until an application has been approved by the college the Refraction Patient Consent Form referred to in the Standard of Practice must be Completed for each

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