There are three classes of categories of registration – General, Inactive, & Retired. Members holding a General (i.e., active) Certificate of Registration must comply with MOA regulations, standards of practice, policies and guidelines, as well as all Quality Assurance (QA) programs. MOA views Quality Assurance as an important step in ensuring the public of Manitoba receive competent and ethical manual osteopathic care.
Standards of PracticeCovering a variety of subjects, standards of practice guide members of the Manitoba Osteopathic Association in osteopathic care and ensure the quality of the profession. They also promote continuing competence among MOA members.
PoliciesPolicies aim to help members understand their professional responsibilities, clarify and interpret regulations, and state MOA’s position on a variety of topics.
GuidelinesGuidelines provide advice, recommendations and guidance to members. Guidelines are easy to implement and to quicker to change because they only require approval by Council.
Quality AssuranceThe Quality Assurance (QA) responsibility includes protection of the public, and developing programs to assist in establishing, maintaining and improving the base line standards of knowledge, skill and competency of MOA members.
Objectives of the Quality Assurance Program
- To assure the quality of the practice of profession.
- To promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement in the quality of care provided by members.
- To develop, establish and maintain standards of practice.
- To achieve improved patient outcomes.
Components of the Quality Assurance Program
- Peer and Practice Assessment Program.
- Self Assessment and Continuing Education Program.
- Various QA standards of practice, policies and guidelines.
- Individual Member Remediation.