Cardiac Rehabilitation Network of Ontario (CRNO) Terms of Reference
MISSION The Cardiac Rehabilitation Network of Ontario (CRNO) is a provincial multi-disciplinary association of professionals dedicated to the rehabilitation of individuals with cardiac disease and the prevention of cardiac disease. The CRNO will advance the mission of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR) in the province of Ontario to provide expertise and leadership in the field. It promotes the highest standards of excellence and acts as a resource to the Provincial Government, professionals, organizations, and the general public of Ontario. It is an advocate for the patient through the advancement of health care services in Ontario to include the development of a publicly funded network of multifactoral Cardiac Rehabilitative Services integrated within the network of cardiac care services for the province of Ontario. OBJECTIVES OF THE CRNO: 1. 2. To advance the mission of the CACR in the province of Ontario To work with the Ministry of Health to develop a publicly funded, not for profit, patient centred network of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services for the province based upon outcome research and regional needs To establish and promote standards and guidelines for the practice of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in Ontario. To promote the regulation of services and practice standards for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Disease Prevention Services and its providers in Ontario. To promote the implementation of a standardized and networked information system for Cardiac Rehabilitation in Ontario. To provide an expert advisory body to assist with resource assessment, planning and implementation for publicly funded Cardiac Rehabilitation in Ontario To provide a forum for the exchange of information related to Cardiac Rehabilitation within Ontario and Canada. To promote a better understanding of Cardiac Rehabilitation among other professional bodies, organizations, government agencies, and the public.
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP 1. Membership in the CRNO shall be limited to persons interested in furthering the objectives of the CRNO and shall consist of anyone whose application for
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admission as a member has received the approval of the board of directors of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Network of Ontario. 2. To qualify for membership, an individual must be involved in some capacity with an Ontario cardiac rehabilitation program.
CODE OF ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT It is a condition of affiliations that students and members of the Ontario CRNO maintain a high level of ethical and professional conduct. This code should be considered the standard of propriety by which you conduct your relationships with colleagues, members and allied professions and the public. Members should strive to improve their knowledge and skills and be prepared to disseminate their findings to both their colleagues and to the public in a timely fashion. Members should maintain high professional and scientific standards and should safeguard the public interest against members who are deficient in ethical conduct or professional competence. MAINTENANCE OF GOOD STANDING Any student or member required by law to be licensed, certified, or otherwise regulated by any government agency or professional CRNO in order to practice his/her vocation must maintain standing in the agency or CRNO as a condition of continued membership in the CACR and the CRNO. Any expulsion, suspension, probation, or other sanction imposed by such government or professional body on any member may be grounds for disciplinary action by the CRNO. II. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION To qualify for membership, an individual must be involved in some capacity with an Ontario cardiac rehabilitation program. A member is also highly encouraged to be a member of the CACR and support the mission and objectives of this national organization. Members will have voting privileges in the CRNO and can stand for office as outlined in the bylaws. Membership dues will be assessed annually by the Board of Directors to provide sufficient revenue to operate the affairs of the Network. BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP Opportunity to provide input into the future planning of cardiac rehabilitation in Ontario Membership in a network that will provide provincial leadership and advocacy Networking and information links with Ontario cardiac rehabilitation professionals and facilities Receive information regarding professional and educational opportunities relevant to cardiac rehabilitation in Ontario
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