Medical Directives & Delegation

An Interprofessional Guide on the Use of Orders, Directives and Delegation for Regulated Health Professionals in Ontario

The Health Professions Regulators of Ontario (HPRO) has developed a guide to address questions, variances, and confusion regarding the use of orders and delegation across healthcare in the province. This includes both direct orders and medical directives. It’s done to facilitate interprofessional care in accordance with regulatory and legislative requirements. It complements and assists with fulfilling guidelines, standards, and regulations developed by health profession colleges. The guide is based on the cornerstones of professional health practice. These are public protection and patient safety achieved through regulated health professions practising independently and interdependently in accordance with expectations of professional practice.

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