Session: Responding to the Zeitgeist of the #MeToo Movement - Amendments to the Health Professions Act
Presented by Carol Zukiwski, Barrister and Solicitor
The recent amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) provided health Colleges with tools to respond to allegations which involve conduct of a sexual nature. Learn about the new definitions of ‘patient’, ‘sexual abuse’, ‘sexual misconduct’ and ‘sexual nature’. During this session we will review the changes to the HPA, and the “Protection of Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Standards’ issued by CARNA in March 2019. The objective of the presentation is to inform nurses about these important changes.
Carol Zukiwski is an instructor with the Foundation of Administrative Justice leading courses on the Principles of Administrative Justice, Evidence, Presenting Cases, Interpreting Legislation, Decision Making, Effective Hearings and Decision Writing. She is an Edmonton lawyer with the firm Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP, where she represents clients before administrative tribunals and the courts. She also provides advice to tribunals and acts as an arbitrator. One fact you wouldn’t know about Carol is that she is a huge NASCAR fan.